Returning to the Library
Library ServicesAs libraries open in phases, there will be limits on the services offered in each phase. Customers are currently able to return materials, check out items, get a library card and remote print at the open locations. Our goal is to gradually offer more services as health restrictions are relaxed. As each library will require some reconfiguration in order to accommodate the need to social distance, these services may look differently at each library based on the location’s space layout. Additionally, some of the public spaces in libraries may be needed as staff space to ensure materials are handled safely and staff can social distance. Further, the Library continues to offer robust virtual services and programming throughout the phases on the library’s website and through Facebook and YouTube.
The Library is currently open for limited curbside services. You can visit our open libraries to:
- Return materials
- Pick up a hold
- Check out books from our Grab-n-Go selection
- Get a library card
- Pick up a remote print job
Public computers are not currently available. Reading and meeting rooms remain closed. Additionally, restrooms are not available during this phase. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Hours and Locations
Anacostia, Bellevue, Benning, Capitol View, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Francis A. Gregory, Georgetown, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Mt. Pleasant, Northeast, Palisades, Petworth, Shaw, Shepherd Park, Tenley-Friendship, West End and Woodridge libraries are currently open.
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. , closed daily 2 – 3 p.m. for cleaning