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Alexandria Library Launches New User-Centered Website Loaded with Modern Options

Alexandria, VA – The Alexandria Library has unveiled its redesigned website, now live at The new website is more user-centered, with a focus on the tools, resources and information that matter most to Alexandria Library users.

Some highlights of the new site include:

Responsive Design – 30% of all library website traffic comes from customers with a tablet or phone. The redesign allows those users to find the information they need without the need to resize the screen.

Google Translate – With just one click, users can translate the website content into one of three languages most popular in Alexandria.

Branch Homepages –Use the branch homepage to stay up-to-date with what’s happening near you. Information about events, hours, parking, and public transportation are also listed.

Books, Movies, & More – This section makes it easier to get to all the things you love about the library – books, ebooks, streaming movies, new items, and more.

Event Calendar – A comprehensive and robust event calendar allows users to search by branch, age group or event type. It also allows you to create a printable brochure of those events to hang on the refrigerator.

Library Services – All of the services the library offers are now easily accessible with just a couple of clicks: passport processing, meeting rooms, test proctoring, online learning and much more.

Kids & Teens – Each of these pages focuses on the items and events that appeal to kids and teens. Here they can get homework help, information on new ebooks, streaming music and movies.

How Do I? – This updated online guide helps locate all the pertinent information you need to make your online library experience a good one. Learn how to renew your items, place holds, pay your fines and find a good book.

Guides – Browse all the library’s resources by a subject. Looking for information about your hobby? The DIY & Hobbies Guide pulls together books, databases, websites, online courses, and digital magazines into one convenient place.

For a brief tour of the new website, view this

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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