Library Hours, Directions and Contact Info

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Contact • Hours • Location & Directions ParkingHoliday Closings • Inclement Weather Policy

Contact Information

Thomas Balch Library Main Desk: 703-737-7195

If you have a general inquiry, complete this form.

For research assistance, complete the reference request form.

To register for a class, lecture or tour, click here.


Due to concerns over the novel Coronavirus, the library is open by appointment only until further notice.  For more information see our Research Appointment Request  Form. 

Our hours vary according to the following schedule:







10 a.m. -5 p.m. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.  10 a.m .-5 p.m.  11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location & Directions

Thomas Balch Library is located at 208 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia (click link to go to Google Maps).


Limited parking (16  spaces, plus 1 reserved for Handicap Access) is available free of charge at the rear of Thomas Balch Library. The Leesburg Town Hall Parking  Garage is free for the first two hours.  Thereafter, the town charges $1.00 per hour, with a $10.00 maximum daily charge.  Pay with cash or credit/debit cards.   On-street Parking  Meters  are $1.50 per hour with a two-hour limit at most meters Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Pay with cash, credit/debit card, or ParkMobile app.  Garage and On-street parking is free on weekends,  and on state holidays.


Holiday Closings

Thomas Balch Library will be closed to the public on the following holidays for 2020-2021:

Saturday & Sunday July 4 & 5 Independence Day
Saturday & Sunday September 5 & 6 Labor Day
Saturday & Sunday October 10 & 11 Columbus Day
Wednesday November 25* Thanksgiving Eve
Saturday & Sunday November 28 & 29 Thanksgiving
Thursday December 24* (1/2 day) Christmas Eve
Saturday and Sunday December 26 & 27 Christmas
Thursday December 31* (1/2 day) New Year’s Eve
Saturday & Sunday January 2 & 3 New Year’s
Saturday & Sunday January 16 & 17 MLK,Jr. Day
Saturday & Sunday February 13 & 14 Presidents Day
Saturday & Sunday April 3 & 4 Easter
Saturday & Sunday May 29 & 30 Memorial Day

*Town Hall is open 11/25 8:30-5 and December 24 and 31 8:30-12. The Library is closed these days.

Inclement Weather Policy

This page will  be updated with special closing-related information. Thomas Balch Library and the Town of Leesburg follow the Loudoun County's inclement weather policy for government offices (not public schools).

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