The Labs at DC Public Library
The Memory Lab is now open at Northeast Neighborhood Library. Studio Lab Express offers programming at Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library, Shaw Neighborhood Library, and other library locations throughout the city. Fab Lab services will reopen in 2018 in the NoMa neighborhood and at the Reeves Center at 14th and U St NW.
Please check the MLK Interim Services page for updates on the Martin Luther King Jr. Library modernization and interim services.
Sign up for email updates on the Labs at bit.ly/labs-email.The Labs at DC Public Library, originally located at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, is made up of spaces that give you an opportunity to learn new skills, turn your ideas into action and collaborate with others.
Scroll down for details on what the Memory Lab, Studio Lab Express and Fab Lab can do for you. You can sign up for classes for the Labs online.
The technology in Fab Lab and Studio Lab are made possible in part by the Institute or Museum and Library Services.
- Memory Lab and Studio Lab Express re-opened Monday, May 8, 2017!
- Plans for interim Fab Lab spaces are underway to open Summer 2018.
- Click to see a list of upcoming events at the Labs at DC Public Library.
The Memory Lab, at Northeast Neighborhood Library at 330 7th St. NE, provides equipment for digitizing home movies and scanning photographs and slides. You can also take classes and find resources for your personal archiving needs.
Orientations are not required but drop-ins are strongly encouraged. You must provide your own storage environment, such as an external hard drive or a Google Drive/iCloud account.
Find out more at dclibrary.org/labs/memorylab.
Based at Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Neighborhood Library at 7420 Georgia Ave. NW, the Studio Lab offers programs for all ages. Programming and Creative Suite computer reservations are also available at the Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library.
Get more information at dclibrary.org/labs/studio.
Fab Lab Pop-Up at NoMa
1150 First St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
The neighborhood North of Massachusetts Avenue (NoMa), will host the Fab Lab Pop-Up, a maker space housed in a shipping container. It will offer classes and workshops involving 3-D printing, laser cutting, sewing machines and more. Construction and exterior painting are in progress. This location is anticipated to open in 2018.
Fab Lab and Passport Office
2000 14th St. NW, First Floor, Washington, D.C. 20009
The Fab Lab, a Do-It-Yourself fabrication space, will be located in the Franklin D. Reeves Municipal Center. Equipment includes:3D Printers, CNC Machines, 3D Scanning, Laser Cutters, Hand Tools, Power Tools, IoT (Internet of Things) Devices and Sewing Machines.
The Passport Office, co-located with the Fab Lab, will process new passport applications. The design for this space is underway. This location is anticipated to open in 2018.
Check the MLK Interim Services page for updates on the Martin Luther King Jr. Library modernization and other interim services.
Find out more at dclibrary.org/labs/fablab.