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Friends are D.C. residents who serve as advocates for the Library and the work that we do.  They contribute to the Library by offering support for programs or resources not normally provided by public funding, and provide financial support through membership fees, donations, book sales and special events. Friends also volunteer at the Library in various capacities.

There are Friends groups for neighborhood libraries as well as the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

How to Become a Friend

Apply at the Friends of the Library website

The following DC Public Library locations have Friends groups and are members of the Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library: