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Service Alert

DC Public Library is open online only on Friday, Apr. 12 so that DC Public Library Staff may participate in our annual Staff Professional Development Day. As a reminder, the DC Public Library is open 24/7, 365 days a year online! You can sign up for a Library Card, watch virtual programs, check out books and magazines, stream movies and music, work on your resume, get homework help and so much more.

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Online Resources for Teens

OverDrive & Libby

OverDrive & Libby

Borrow eBooks, Audiobooks, and digital magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app, by OverDrive.
Freegal Music+

Freegal Music+

Download and stream music twenty-four hours every day from popular music labels such as Sony Music.
Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Learn new languages and cultural skills.
Library card required
Comics Plus

Comics Plus

Digital comics, graphic novels, and manga for all readers.

Teen Talk

The library's online publication for and by DC Teens. Read Teen Talk to get local teens' takes on books, movies, local activities, and more.

Homework Help & Research

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse HelpNow

Connect to live online tutors for homework help, writing lab, test prep and more.
Dig DC

Dig DC

Selected digital collections from The People's Archive. Find photos, maps, oral histories, and newspapers documenting the history of Washington D.C.
Library card required
ProQuest eLibrary

ProQuest eLibrary

ProQuest eLibrary is a user-friendly general reference tool that provides content, context and pathways to beginning researchers.
Library card required
Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center

Access biographies, literary criticism, and reviews on writers of all disciplines, from all time periods, from around the world with Gale Literature
Library card required

Book Recommendations and Resources

Bullying Prevention Resources: Teens

Bullying Prevention Resources: Teens

Books and online resources for talking about bullying with youth ages 13 - 19.
Talking About Gun Violence

Talking About Gun Violence

A list of books and resources for teens on the subject of ending gun violence
Talking About Race and Racism

Talking About Race and Racism

Books and web resources for talking about race and racism with teens
DCPL Teen Council's Favorite Books

DCPL Teen Council's Favorite Books

A list of the 2020-2021 Teen Council's favorite books.

Opportunities for Teens

Teen Council

Teen Council

The Teen Council is DC Public Library's paid leadership opportunity for teens. The Council is made up of twelve (12) members from across the District.
Know Your Power

Know Your Power

Pepco, the DC Public Library Foundation and DC Public Library invite you to find your power and use it to creatively address a topic that is important
Volunteer at the Library

Volunteer at the Library

Donate your time and talents to DC Public Library.

Work at the Library During the Summer

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The MBSYEP logo. An icon of a person makes up the "Y" of the word youth

DC Public Library is a host site for Mayor Marion S. Barry's  Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP). Every summer, youth work in the neighborhood libraries by helping customers, shelving books, and learning new skills to put on their applications and resumes. Youth applications become available in January.