The Labs at DC Public Library
The Labs at DC Public Library are currently closed, pending a move to interim locations. Please check The Road to MLK Future for updates on the Martin Luther King Jr. Library modernization and interim services.
You can sign up for orientations and classes for the Fab Lab and Studio Lab online.
The technology in the Digital Commons, Fab Lab and Studio Lab are made possible in part by the Institute or Museum and Library Services.
Click to see a list of upcoming events at the Labs at DC Public Library.
The Digital Commons is currently closed due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Library modernization project. In the interim, computer access is available at neighborhood libraries and the Library Express interim location. Please check The Road to MLK Future for updates on the modernization and interim services.
Want to know more? Head to dclibrary.org/labs/digitalcommons.
You can find out more about the Dream Lab at dclibrary.org/labs/dreamlab.
opened May 29, 2015 with Mayor Muriel Bowser in attendance. It offers programs for all ages and is open for space and equipment reservations for customers ages 13 and older.
All participants will have to sign a waiver and go through basic orientation before using the lab; specialized orientations are required to use additional equipment, including:
- Laser Cutter
- 3-D Printer
- Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines
- Digital Production Lab
- Main Production Studio
- Video and Photo Editing Suite
The Studio Lab offers programs for all ages and can be reserved by customers ages 13 and older for up to 6 hours per month.All participants must complete a Studio Lab orientation and sign a waiver on their first reservation.
Get more information at dclibrary.org/labs/studio.
Orientations are not required but drop-ins are strongly encouraged. You must provide your own storage environment, such as an external hard drive or a Google Drive/iCloud account.
Find out more at dclibrary.org/labs/memorylab