MLK Library Reopens with Limited Services on Sept. 24

MLK Library Reopens with Limited Services on Sept. 24

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After a three-and-a-half-year renovation, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will reopen on Sept. 24, 2020 with limited services. 

Celebrate opening week by joining us for a variety of wonderful virtual programs, there is something available for all ages. Check out the full calendar here

At the Library, you will be able to:

  • Pick up materials on hold
  • Return all materials
  • Borrow grab & go materials
  • Access public computers (45-minute sessions)
  • Apply for a library card
  • Print services
These services will be available from 1 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24.

After opening day, daily hours will be Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 3 - 7 p.m. All library locations are closed for cleaning 2 - 3 p.m. each day.

The newly revitalized space will include over 200 thousand new books, vast rows of public computers, D.C. history, power tools, music recording space, a rooftop garden and much more. 

From the outside, it's the same iconic building that first opened in 1972. But take a closer look and you'll see that within the brick, steel and glass is a 20th Century Library with a well-deserved makeover.

While we countdown to opening day, please enjoy the Library at home by exploring virtual programs and digital selections

To learn more about the history of this modernization project, please visit the MLK Modernization page