DC Public Library Accommodation Statement

DC Public Library Accommodation Statement

The DC Public Library encourages people with disabilities to participate in our programs, services, and Board of Trustees meetings. 

If you have questions about physical access, need handouts in alternate format, or require American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or other reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact the DC Public Library Center for Accessibility by email at 
lbph.dcpl@dc.gov or phone at 202-727-2142. The Center for Accessibility is open Monday and Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Wednesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Please request accommodation as early as possible, but at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting, so that proper arrangements may be made. If you have requested ASL interpretation or other accommodation and find you cannot attend, please contact us promptly to cancel your request.

To request ASL interpretation, download the ASL Interpretation Request Form and submit it as an attachment to
lbph.dcpl@dc.govDCPL provides interpreters only for DCPL-sponsored programs. If you need an interpreter for a non-library program, contact the Center for Accessibility for a list of interpreting agencies.  

To report access concerns at DC Public Library locations, download the ADA Assistance Form. Please complete the form and submit by attachment to lbph.dcpl@dc.gov or take a hard copy to any DC Public Library location.

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