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Centreville Regional Library

<bt>Address: 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville, VA 20121

Phone: 703-830-2223

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Size of facility: 30,000 square feet

Date opened: May 4, 1990, in the Newgate Shopping Center; opened the current building on May 18, 1992

Architect: Helbing Lipp Ltd.

Number of staff: 34 public service staff

Number of volunteers: varies

Number of items: Approximately 190,000 items, including books, CDs, tapes, videotapes and magazines

Number of computers with magazine and newspaper databases: four

Number of Internet terminals: five

Branch manager: Dave Bennett

Special services: Programs for all ages, Centreville history

Size and features of children's area: 2,500-3,000 square feet with about 52,000 items

Facilities for quiet study: Quiet study room with 16 quiet study carrels.

24-hour book drop located outside library.

Chantilly Regional Library

<bt>Address: 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 22021

Phone: 703-502-3883

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Size of facility: 30,000 square feet for public library, 22,000 square feet for technical service and computer system.

Date opened: Jan. 7, 1995.

Architect: Hughes Group

Number of staff: 49 full- and part-time employees in the public library.

Number of volunteers: 50-plus.

Number of books, tapes, videotapes and magazines: about 160,000

Number of computers with magazine and newspaper databases: six

Number of Internet terminals: 11

Branch manager: Bonnie Worcester

Special services: Internet training, interlibrary loans.

Size and features of children's area: books for children of all ages.

Facilities for quiet study: Enclosed room with seating for 23.