Digital Commons

Digital Commons

The Labs at DC Public Library

The Digital Commons is located on the first floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. While it houses more than 70 public access computers, the Digital Commons is not just a computer lab: it offers four computers loaded with software like the Adobe Creative Suite, access to tools like an Espresso Book Machine, and enhanced meeting rooms and gathering spaces aimed at encouraging creation and innovation.

The Digital Commons meeting rooms are spaces that can be reserved through our online reservation system. The larger Dream Lab collaborative space can be reserved by Dream Lab members. For more details on becoming a member, read our Co-working Space Policy and Procedures

You can use the Digital Commons to:

  • Meet with other independent workers for co-working
  • Access the internet or Microsoft Office software on a public computer
  • Work with a librarian to print your own book
  • Make a call on the videophone for deaf and hard-of-hearing library users
  • Organize a meeting to brainstorm ideas
Want to know more about the lab or a particular feature? Find out more by emailing us at or calling 202-727-1175 during regular business hours.

Institute of Museum and Library ServicesThe technology in the Digital Commons is made possible in part by the Institute or Museum and Library Services. 

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