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Service Alert

DC Public Library is open online only on Friday, Apr. 12 so that DC Public Library Staff may participate in our annual Staff Professional Development Day. As a reminder, the DC Public Library is open 24/7, 365 days a year online! You can sign up for a Library Card, watch virtual programs, check out books and magazines, stream movies and music, work on your resume, get homework help and so much more.

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At the heart of the Shaw community, the Shaw/Watha T. Daniel Neighborhood Library serves as a knowledge hub and community gathering place for a diverse and growing neighborhood. Shaw is located directly across from a metro station, just blocks away from historic Howard University, and situated at the intersection of 7th Street and Rhode Island Avenue -- blocks from the Convention Center. The Shaw library serves a wide ranging population demographic of both generational Washingtonians and one-time visitors.

SERVICE NOTICE: The elevator is currently out of service. If you need materials from another floor of the library please ask a library staff member.

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library


1630 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

Nearby Locations


Sunday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Monday: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

At this location

Large Print Keyboards
Meeting Rooms
Printing & Scanning
Study Rooms


Branch Manager
April King
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