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The West End Library will be closed from Friday, Sept. 22 - Friday, Sept. 29 to allow for necessary electrical work to replace lighting throughout the library.

Learn More About the Closure

The Chevy Chase Library is closed today, Thursday, Sept. 28 due to a facilities issue.

DC Public Library's (DCPL's) Office of Procurement aims to provide value added professional procurement services to meet agency goals while promoting an open and fair competitive process for the acquisition of services and goods, to the greatest extent possible. They are committed to acting, in accordance with best practices and all legal and statutory requirements, as a leader among service providers - recognized for innovative and high-quality, cost-effective approaches to meeting and exceeding internal and external customers' expectations.

DCPL's procurement team purchases services and goods for all 26 library locations within the District of Columbia. While DCPL has independent procurement authority, it follows both the Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010 and Title 27 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (27 DCMR). The procurement team works diligently to provide value-added internal and external customer support, while simultaneously expanding procurement opportunities for certified business enterprises (CBEs) and all other interested contractors.  DCPL Procurement acquires a wide array of procurements for services and goods, ranging from capital construction services to office supplies and furniture to a myriad of facilities management services.  Year to date, DCPL Procurement has acquired over $21M in services, goods and construction. 

For additional questions, please contact Diane Wooden, Chief Procurement Officer, at 202-727-4800 or at

Solicitations and Contracts

RFP Unarmed Public Safety Ambassadors for the DC Public Library Solicitation No. DCPL-2023-R-0036

DCPL, through this Request for Proposals (“RFP”), seeks to engage the services of a Contractor to provide unarmed PSAs at the eight (8) designated library locations listed in this RFP. DCPL is seeking to hire one (1) PSA per branch for a period of one (1) year. DCPL may extend or expand this pilot initiative, depending on the outcome, via option years through 2027.

Notice of Intent to Award Sole Source Contract – Architectural and Engineering Services for Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library

Contract Description:
The District of Columbia Library has an immediate need to engage the services of Quinn Evans Architects (the “Architect” or “AE”) to provide additional Architectural and Engineering Design Services (“AE Services”) for Design-Build Services for the Renovation of Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library located at 1630 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. The AE was competitively selected as the Design partner of Broughton Construction under Contract No. DCPL-2022-C-0030. The AE has diligently worked with DCPL and other stakeholders to complete the design from August 12, 2022, to March 3, 2023.

Invitation for Bid (IFB) for DCPL Xerox Managed Print Services

DCPL seeks bids from qualified Contractors to DCPL is seeking to engage a Contractor to provide full-service copy/scanner/print/fax equipment, managed print services, maintenance, repair, and a lease agreement for DCPL Administrative Offices, and twenty-six (26) neighborhood branch libraries throughout the District of Columbia.

Notice of Intent to Award Sole Source - Building Envelope Work

The District of Columbia Library (DCPL) seeks a Contractor to provide the investigation, contract document development and construction period services in support of the mitigation of structural and building envelope water/moisture infiltration issues throughout the library system. The current need is the replacement of the roof coverings and rooftop MEP equipment at the Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20010.