Southeast Library Renovation Updates

Southeast Library Renovation Updates

403 7th St. SE

The Southeast Library is scheduled for a renovation. Originally opened in 1922, the Southeast Library was the second of three Carnegie funded libraries built in the District. 

Community Engagement

Community engagement is a vital aspect of the design process for any major change in a neighborhood library. The Library will seek community input thru a variety of formats, including surveys, focus groups and community meetings.

Community Meetings

Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 the Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan was invited to speak with members of the Capitol Hill Village regarding the modernization of the library. He discussed the project process and timeline, and shared examples of buildings around the city that the Library has completed to date. The slideshow was the same slide show presented to the community on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018.

View the community comments

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, the library hosted a community meeting at the Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan discussed the project process and timeline, and shared examples of buildings around the city that the Library has completed to date.


View the presentation
View the community comments

History of the Southeast Library

To find out more on the history of this library check here.

If you have questions about the project, you may contact Martha Saccocio at martha.saccocio@dc.gov or 202-727-1188.