Central Express to Close in Preparation for Downtown Library Opening

Central Express, the Arlington Public Library’s temporary downtown location, is closing permanently on Thursday, March 29. This closure is in preparation to move into the new Downtown Library, which will open to the public in June. The public computers, books, local history resources, and other items at Central Express will be moved to the new Downtown Library this spring.

Recognizing the need for public computing access in our community, the TechLink, our mobile computing lab, will be stationed at Central Express after it closes on March 29. The TechLink will be parked in the Central Express parking lot and will provide computer stations with internet access. Due to other programs and classes, the TechLink will be available at Central Express during the following days and times:

  • Tuesdays @ Central Express 9 am to 12:30 pm
  • Wednesdays @ Central Express 9 am to 2 pm
  • Thursdays @ Central Express 2 pm to 5 pm
  • Fridays @ Central Express 1 pm to 5 pm

As of April 4, the TechLiNK is out of service. It will be available again as soon as possible. In the meantime, public computing is available at all our branch locations.

Patrons who pick up requests at Central Express are encouraged to change their hold location to a different branch in preparation for the location’s closing. The outdoor item return box will remain available, so patrons can bring back their books and other items even after Central Express has closed.

Central Express, located on the corner of Division and North Cooper, was opened in 2015 to provide a limited range of services while the new Downtown Library was under construction. Patrons have enjoyed access to public computers and printing, genealogy and local history items, and new books for all ages. Once construction on the Downtown Library is finished in the spring, these resources will be moved into the new building. They’ll be joined by books currently in storage or in use at other branches.

The Library’s six other branches will remain open during the Downtown Library move. Click here to see all locations and hours.