Interim Services During MLK Library Modernization
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, D.C.’s central library, closed March 4, 2017 for a three-year major modernization. To learn more about the project, please visit the MLK Future page.
Interim library services are offered until the re-opening of the MLK Library in 2020. For questions about interim services, please call 202-727-0321.
1990 K St. NW (Entrance for Library Express is on 20th St. NW between K St. and I St.)
Library Express is a small downtown location that provides:
- Adult Literacy Resource Center
- Computer Training Lab
- Center for Accessibility
- Holds pick up and a small collection of popular books and other library materials
- Public access computers including six accessible computers
Washingtoniana materials are now accessible by appointment at the Van Ness location at 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW.
For hours and to schedule an appointment, visit the Washingtoniana page. For more information about access to the collections during the MLK Library Modernization, visit the Special Collections Access and Services page.
Studio Lab Express provides access to audio recording services and post-production services for video, audio and music. Live music recordings cannot be accommodated. Studio Lab Express is located in the Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Neighborhood Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW.
The Fab Test Lab is DC Public Library's collaborative space for making, learning, and exploring emerging and computer-assisted technologies along with maker tools, old and new. The Fab Test Lab, located at the the Franklin D. Reeves Municipal Center at 2000 14th St. NW, offers programming for all ages in general and specific skills. Help us test drive the equipment and classes that will be offered in the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library when it opens in 2020.
The Passport Acceptance Office is co-located with the Fab Test Lab at 2000 14th St. NW, First Floor.
The DC Public Library is expanding outreach with an Outreach Department that provides services throughout the city beyond the library locations.
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Public Computer Access
An additional 50 laptops have been dispersed to branch locations to accommodate increased traffic. The newly renovated Capitol View Library features 44 public-access computers including a computer instruction lab.
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