Adult Learning Department

Adult Learning Department

 Adult Learning Department

Library Express at 1990 K St. NW is now closed and the Adult Learning Department has moved back to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Tutoring and Conversation Circles continues virtually. Please visit the online calendar to participate in virtual programs. For additional questions or to learn more about resources currently available, please email adultlearning.dcpl@dc.gov. 

The DC Public Library offers adult literacy services through the Adult Learning Department (ALD). The ALD provides literacy services to young adults (16 years +) and adults and is staffed with adult literacy education specialists.

We have instructional, informational and leisure reading materials for adult developing readers and speakers of other languages.We also provide resource materials for teachers and tutors of literacy, ABE, GED and English as a Second Language (ESL).

NOTE: The Adult Literacy Center no longer offers proctoring services. 

If you need to improve your reading, writing and math skills for the GED test, you can call our Literacy Helpline at 202-727-2431 for information about organizations that offer classes. You can also use our directory to find classes as well. Click here for our directory which lists GED and literacy classes. 
Call 202-727-1616 for more information about Skills Tutor, Internet-delivered basic reading, math, workforce readiness and "employability" skills for adult learners.