Anacostia Library

Anacostia Library

Opened April 26, 2010

The Anacostia Neighborhood Library, located at 1800 Good Hope Rd SE, was initially opened to the public in 1942 and was re-opened after its most recent renovation on Monday, April 26, 2010. 

Quick Facts


Exterior of the new Anacostia Library


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Services and Features:

  • Separate spaces for adults, teens and children
  • 40,000 books, CDs, DVDs, and other library materials
  • Children’s program room
  • Comfortable seating for 200 customers
  • 40 public access computers and free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Mobile laptop cart with 20 computers
  • A large programming room for up to 100 people
  • Two conference rooms to for up to 14 people
  • Five quiet study rooms for one to two people
  • Public Art by Ward 7 artists

Awards and Certifications:

  • The American Institute of Architects North Carolina Research Triangle Chapter Merit Award, Unbuilt Category 2008 and 2009
  • The American Institute of Architects North Carolina Committee on the Environment 2010
  • Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award for Special Construction – Thermal and Moisture Protection Category 2011
  • The American Institute of Architects DC Chapter Merit Award 2012
  • The American Library Association/IIDA Honor Award, Projects Under 30,000 SF 2012
  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) "Gold" Certification for environmentally sustainable design from the U.S. Green Building Council.