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Emancipation Day Hours

A neighborhood library will be open in each ward on Tuesday, Apr. 16 in observance of Emancipation Day. Neighborhood libraries will be open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

  • Ward 1 – Mt. Pleasant Library
  • Ward 2 – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library* 
  • Ward 3 – Tenley-Friendship Library
  • Ward 4 – Petworth Library
  • Ward 5 – Woodridge Library
  • Ward 6 – Southwest Library
  • Ward 7 – Benning/Dorothy I. Height Library
  • Ward 8 – Anacostia Library

The DC Public Library is open online for customers 365 days a year! Access digital resources and watch live and pre-recorded virtual programs on Youtube

Learn More About Library Hours

The West End Neighborhood Library is your hub for information, recreational reading, community engagement, and family fun in the heart of the West End & Foggy Bottom neighborhoods of Washington, DC. Also serving as a primary location for library services in the eastern Georgetown and southern Dupont Circle neighborhoods.

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2301 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
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

Audio Loops
Large Print Keyboards
Mail-In Ballot Drop Box
Meeting Rooms
Printing & Scanning
Study Rooms


Branch Manager
Rob Schneider

Events at this Location

All West End Library Events
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