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Find the latest news and updates from the library. If you are a reporter working on a news story, please contact the library's public information officer, George Williams via email at or by phone at (202) 727-1184.

Personal Treasures, Preserved

The Memory Lab at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library provides equipment for digitizing home movies and scanning photographs and slides. The Memory Lab also provides resources, classes and programs on taking care of physical and digital possessions and your personal archiving projects.

MLK 50 Giveaways

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library with giveaways all year long! Each month features a special limited edition gift.

Southeast Library Modernization Project

The Southeast Library is being modernized. The design for the $33 million transformation of this historic Carnegie library is now complete. The renovated library will include expanded space for children, teens and adults, more space for books, computers and seating, preservation and restoration of the building's historic elements, a universally accessible entrance, restoring the exterior landscape, environmentally sustainable design and more meeting, collaboration, and study space