Alexandria Library

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Alexandria Library
Established in 1794
Alexandria, Virginia,
United States.
Type : Public library
Hours : Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5p
Website : http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/
Contact : 703-746-1702

In 1794, Alexandria Library opened as a private lending library, calling itself Alexandria Library Company.The Library Company signed an agreement with the Alexandria City Council turning over its collections to City of Alexandria. The City agreed to include operating expenses for the public library in its budget. The library offers a wide variety of services both in the branches and via the Web site. The library has computers for access to the Internet, the catalog, downloadable material and databases. The library sponsors various programs such as summer reading, One Book/One City, literary discussion groups, and author book signings, children story times and other events for the diverse population.The library has more than 150 employees which includes more than 40 staff with Masterís degrees in library science.