October 15th, 2015
The James M. Duncan branch of the Alexandria Library system opened in 1968, named in honor of a respected city councilman who was instrumental in developing the city’s library services. Today, the library (which serves Del Ray, Arlandria, Northridge, Warwick Village, and Lynhaven) has been renovated to improve computer and wireless internet access, to offer a bright and peaceful reading room, and to offer an expanded children’s area. This branch of the library has also installed the city’s first eco-friendly “green roof,” which uses vegetation and soil to reduce energy costs and reduce run-off.
The library’s on-site collection is fairly small, but it’s easy to order books, periodicals, videos, and children’s materials from other Alexandria branches. You can now also use your tablet or e-reader to digitally check out many materials. Meeting rooms are available to community groups and can seat up to 50 for workshops, book readings, and other educational or cultural events.
Best of all, access to this community resource is absolutely free for Concord Crystal City residents!
James M. Duncan Branch Library
2501 Commonwealth Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301