Authorized by voters in the 2006 bond referendum, the Montclair Community Library will be a 20,000 square foot full service facility with both traditional services, such as check-out of materials, information and readers' advisory services and children's programs and services, as well as online services such as electronic resources, web based library services, self check-out, and public Internet access and wireless public Internet access.
The Montclair Community Library will be located near the intersection of Route 234 (Dumfries Road) and Waterway Drive.
The Barnes House, one of Prince William County's only remnants of a post-Civil War African-American settlement, will become a reading room and history interpretive center at the Montclair Library site. The house was once owned by Eppa Lee and Amanda Catherine Lambert Barnes who raised their twelve children there. Eppa Lee was a woodsman and farmer. The house was relocated from its original site at Independent Hill to County property temporarily until the Montclair Community Library is completed. The house was moved to avoid ongoing development along Route 234.
This project is scheduled to be completed Fall 2015.