Fab Test Lab

Fab Test Lab

Now Open at 2000 14th St. NW

                                        Fab Test Lab

The Fab Test Lab, at the Franklin D. Reeves Center, 2000 14th St. NW, is now open! 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 offers programming 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 Fall 2020.


The Labs at DC Public Library have the following policies:

  • DC Public Library Rules of Behavior must be observed at all times while using any of the Labs spaces.
  • Age Restrictions: All of the Labs spaces are designated for use by persons aged 13 and older. Children between 6-12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Children under 6 are prohibited from the Labs.
  • Food & Beverages: Food is strictly prohibited in all the Labs spaces. Non-alcoholic beverages must be in covered containers at all times.
  • Safety Orientation & Participant Release Form: A safety orientation and a participant release form must be signed before using the Fab Test Lab.
  • Storage at Labs: You may not store any personal belongings or ongoing projects at any of the Labs spaces.
  • Storage of Content: You may not store any content or project in any of the Labs spaces or on a Labs computer or equipment. You must provide your own storage environment with sufficient available capacity to save all your work. Content stored on Labs computers and equipment will be deleted to protect library patrons' anonymity, privacy, and work.


The Fab Test Lab features:

  • 3D Printers
  • Universal Laser Systems
  • Sewing Machines
We will be gathering customer feedback to help inform programs and services at MLK Library. Learn more about the labs at dclibrary.org/labsatdcpl.