DC Public Library Celebrates 125 Years of Service
The District of Columbia Public Library was established in 1896 "to furnish books and other printed matter and information services convenient to the homes and offices of all residents of the District."
Today, DC Public Library is ushering in a new era of joy, discovery and possibility for the District and its residents. In 2020, DC Public Library celebrated the much-awaited re-opening of the iconic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, D.C. And with the completion of this transformative modernization, we have renovated or rebuilt almost all of our 26 locations.
Watch legendary Go-Go band E.U. (Experience Unlimited) perform live on the rooftop at MLK Library.