The Dream Lab

The Dream Lab

The Labs at DC Public Library

The Dream Lab is a collaborative, shared space for small organizations, groups and individuals using technologies to develop and sustain new ventures. All Dream Lab Members must be DC Public Library cardholders.

In exchange for free co-working space in the Dream Lab, each individual or organization member is required to provide a minimum of one hour of public programming per month related to information technologies and/or digital literacy.

Current and past Dream Lab members include MapStory.

How do I become a Dream Lab member?
Small organizations, groups and individuals using information technologies to develop and sustain new ventures can apply using the Dream Lab application form. Membership applications require a commitment of one hour of programming per month related to IT or digital literacy, and must be resubmitted every six months for renewal.

Please note: The Dream Lab program will be open until library operations temporarily relocate from the 901 G St. location for the MLK Library Modernization. Find out more details about the modernization, such as the timeline, at

How do I reserve space in the Dream Lab?
Workspace in the Dream Lab is reserved to members on a first-come, first-served basis,Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What's included in the Dream Lab space?
The Dream Lab is an open collaborative space with tables, chairs, power, WiFi, SMART boards, a projector and a DVD player.

What are the rules for the Dream Lab?
Rules for the Dream Lab and Co-Working Space can be found in the Co-Working Space and Dream Lab Policy.

What if I have other questions?
Contact Us! We'd be happy to answer your questions.

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