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Alexandria Library - James M.Duncan Branch Library

2501 Commonwealth Avenue

About Us:

The James M. Duncan Branch serves Del Ray, Arlandria, Northridge, Warwick Village, Lynhaven and other neighborhoods in the Potomac West area of Alexandria. Named for the long-serving City Councilman and member of the Library Board James M. Duncan, Jr., the library opened in 1968 and was renovated and expanded in 2005. The 2005 addition features a green roof, the first for the City of Alexandria.



Buddy Newell

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
Truth be told, I have never set foot in this library, but this morning, I saw one of the Alexandria Library staff at a local health clinic with a bag of children's books. She was conversing with two children there and trying to figure out which books they would most enjoy. Whether this is an outreach program or personal initiative, I don't know, but I was impressed. Not only was the 'librarian' sharing her love of books with these children, but she was helping parents in the clinic by occupying the children with civil activity. Thank you Alexandria Library and Ms. Librarian for your sense of community.

Rinny YANG

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Great library. Just too noisy, people are talking pretty loudly and staffs don't care.

Maribel Castillo

Monday, March 12, 2018
Have a very nice program for kids with nice teacher

Eric Hein

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Small library with alot noise from the children section. Place doesn't have alot study areas. Not a great place to study due to noise.

Makor Bracke

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Excellent source for films, books, music cds, books on tape, and magazines. As it has an open policy toward food carry your coffee from the Caboose or St. Elmo to the library and enjoy free wireless. We should make use of this wonderful resource before it's gone.

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