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Service Alert

The West End Library will be closed from Friday, Sept. 22 - Friday, Sept. 29 to allow for necessary electrical work to replace lighting throughout the library.

Learn More About the Closure

The Chevy Chase Library is closed today, Thursday, Sept. 28 due to a facilities issue.

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.

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

Events at this Location

All Shaw/Watha T. Daniel Library Events

Read and Craft

Read and Craft

5 - 12 Years Old

Celebrate Art All Night at Shaw

Celebrate Art All Night at Shaw

5 - 12 Years Old13 - 19 Years Old (Teens)AdultsSeniors
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