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Service Alert

The Bellevue/William O. Lockridge Library is closed temporarily for major repairs to the HVAC system. Work has begun and additional parts have been ordered to complete the repairs. The library will reopen once the repairs are complete. The book drop will be locked. Due dates and hold expiration dates will be extended. 


Arthur Capper TechExpress is closed for critical repairs to the HVAC system. The Department of General Services has completed their assessment, identified the issue and ordered the necessary parts. Once the parts arrive, they will require two days to complete the repairs. The earliest that TechExpress will open is Monday, July 1. The Book Return will remain locked. Available holds have been transferred to the Northeast Library. Expiration dates have been extended.

All DC Public Library locations will be closed on the following dates:

Date Holiday/Observance
Monday, Jan. 1, 2024 New Year's Day
Sunday, Mar. 31, 2024  
Friday, Apr. 12, 2024 All Staff Development Day
Monday, May 27, 2024 Memorial Day
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Juneteenth
Thursday, July 4, 2024 Independence Day
Monday, Sept. 2, 2024 Labor Day
Thursday, Nov. 28, 2024 Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2024 Christmas Day

 

 

Library hours will be reduced on the following dates:

Date Location Hours
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2024 Neighborhood Libraries 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2024 Co-Located Libraries 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2024 Neighborhood Libraries 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2024 Co-Located Libraries 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2024 Neighborhood Libraries 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2024 Co-Located Libraries 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

 

A Library location will be open in each ward on the following dates:

Date Holiday/Observance
Monday, Jan. 15, 2024 MLK Day
Monday, Feb. 19, 2024 Presidents Day
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2024 Emancipation Day
Monday, Oct. 14, 2024 Indigenous Peoples Day
Monday, Nov. 11, 2024 Veterans Day

Neighborhood libraries will be open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The libraries were selected based on their size and close proximity to public transportation.

  • Ward 1 – Mt. Pleasant Library
  • Ward 2 – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library* 
  • Ward 3 – Tenley-Friendship Library
  • Ward 4 – Petworth Library
  • Ward 5 – Woodridge Library
  • Ward 6 – Southwest Library
  • Ward 7 – Benning/Dorothy I. Height Library
  • Ward 8 – Anacostia Library

The DC Public Library is open online for customers 365 days a year! Access digital resources and watch live and pre-recorded virtual programs on Youtube

*Specialty departments like the Adult Learning Department, Center for Accessibility, the Labs at DC Public Library and The People's Archive are not open on holidays.