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Prince William Public Library System

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Prince William Public Library System (PWPLS) is a public library system started in 1971 and consists of 11 branches that include six full-service branches and five neighborhood branches across Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.


PWPLS serves over 1.4 million visitors in their branches every year including over 1 million website users. In addition, the system provides an average of 3.6 million materials borrowed every year to the residents of the Prince William area.

Service Area

According to the FY 2014 Institute of Museum and Library Services Data Catalog, the Library System has a service area population of 468,131 with 0 central library and 10 branch libraries.


Prince William Public Library System first opened to the citizens of Prince William County in September 1965. The first branch, Leesylvania Branch Library, was opened on the first floor of the Prince William County Administration Building. By November 1972, legislation was passed to open Potomac Community Library on the grounds of Potomac Hospital.


  • Bull Run Regional Library (established 1994)
  • Central Community Library (established 1971)
  • Chin Park Regional Library (established in 1991)
  • Dale City Neighborhood Library (established 1986)
  • Dumfries Neighborhood Library (established 1985)
  • Haymarket Gainesville Community Library (established 2015)
  • Independent Hill Neighborhood Library (established 1987)
  • Lake Ridge Neighborhood Library (established 1985)
  • Montclair Community Library (established 2016)
  • Nokesville Neighborhood Library (established 1986)
  • Potomac Community Library (established 1975)
  • References

    Prince William Public Library System Wikipedia

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