In 2004 Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library had 175,000 books in its collection (from FCPL Materials Inventory). The Tysons-Pimmit collection has been reduced since that year by harsh discard guidelines including the following:
In 2004 Woodrow Wilson Library had a collection size of 87,000 holdings and after renovation currently holds only 46,851 books (July 2015 Collection Analysis). Another 40,000 books lost.
Under the current renovation plans for Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, the FCPL Collection Manager has reduced the amount of shelving in floor plans so only enough linear feet of shelving for a maximum of 110,000 books will be accommodated after the renovation. The amount of linear feet for shelving space for books currently in the Tysons-Pimmit library will be halved.
WHEREAS Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations wishes to see branch collections restored and enhanced after a decade of loss,
WHEREAS the resulting crowding of books from reduced shelving would necessitate further weeding and more discards,
WHEREAS the current collection levels throughout the county locks branch collections into the smallest collection in their history,
WHEREAS reduction in linear feet of shelf space will not allow a collection room to grow,
WHEREAS a new library director may want to eliminate the floating collection that causes books to be irregularly distributed throughout the branches,
WHEREAS Fairfax County intends for the population of Fairfax County to grow substantially by 2030,
WHEREAS the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations desires a collection size beyond the bare minimum required by Virginia statute to provide for the growing Fairfax County population,
BE IT RESOLVED: The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations hereby requests that all future renovations and rebuild of county libraries have adequate linear feet of usable shelving space to house at least their historic highest collection levels.