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Service Alert

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 District of Columbia Public Library was created in 1896 by an Act of Congress. It was set up as an independent agency that would serve as the “people’s university.”  Congress established a Board of Library Trustees to set policy for the library to maintain that independence. 

The Board of Trustees of the Library is composed of nine unpaid District residents from wards around the city, appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the D.C. City Council for a maximum of two five-year terms.

Attend a Board Meeting

If you would like to be notified of changes to the board meeting schedule, please complete this form to receive updates. Otherwise, all meetings will take place according to the schedule shown below.  

Upcoming Board of Trustee Meetings

Meetings of the Board of Library Trustees are generally held on the fourth Wednesday of every other month and these meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library unless noted otherwise, and are viewable on the Library's YouTube page.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

  • Facilities Committee Meeting 
    Sept. 13 at 2:00 p.m. via Webex Virtual Platform
  • Finance and Budget Committee Meeting 
    Sept.13 at 3:00 p.m. via Webex Virtual Platform

Join the Committee Meeting

Webinar number: 2328 161 3793
Webinar password: DCPL2023
Join by phone: 1-650-479-3208
Access code:  232 816 13793

View Past Board Meeting Documents