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Prince William Public Library
Central Community Library
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Central Community Library

8601 Mathis Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5270
Metro 631-1703 ext. 6275
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closed Memorial Day through Labor Day)

About Central Community Library

Central Community Library first opened its doors in 1971. While library service to the residents of Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park was established in July 1952, a library bond referendum for the construction of the first permanent building did not take place until November 1967.

On February 26, 1968, Roger J. Costello, Mayor of Manassas Park, offered the Library Board a gift from the town of Manassas Park of approximately six acres and $100,000 to build a library between Parkside Elementary/Middle School and Route 28. Central Library opened for business on January 21, 1971. For many years Central Library served as the headquarters location for library administration and technical services.

Central Library has undergone several renovations during its 40 plus years of service.  The 23, 000 square foot building features a  24 hour book drop, Community Room, a Computer Lab, a Periodicals Room, a children’s area and a young adult area.  Central provides materials for adults, children and young adults in both print and electronic formats;  Library programming includes various performances, storytimes and craft programs for children, as well as book discussion groups, concerts, computer classes and educational offerings for adults.

Branch Facilities:
Computers:  29 public-access computers, including 24 Internet stations with Microsoft Office.
Wireless:  Branch has free wireless Internet access.
Meeting Rooms: 100 seat community room. Book a Meeting Room here.
Early Literacy Center
Exhibit Areas:  Two glass display cases  
Collection Size: 165,128 volumes
Parking: 70 parking spaces on site, including  5 handicapped parking spaces.

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