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Southeast Library Modernization Project

Design process is underway

We're modernizing the Southeast Library. DC Public Library has hired the design/build team of Whiting-Turner Construction/Quinn Evans Architects for the $23 million transformation of this historic Carnegie library. The design process is underway. Learn more and follow the project's progress at

Congress Heights Library Site Identification Study

Study Proposes Possible Locations for Full-Service Library

In 2019, DC Public Library undertook a study to identify potential locations to build a full-service 20,000 square foot permanent library to replace the temporary leased location for the Parklands-Turner Library. There were two main criteria for site identification:

New Southwest Library Nearing Completion

Construction of the new Southwest Library, at 900 Wesley Place, is nearing completion and will open in Spring 2021. The modern design blends seamlessly with the mid-century modern architecture for which the neighborhood is known. The building will feature:   Environmentally sustainable design with solar panels and a green roof Expanded spaces for children, teens and adults Lots of natural light A variety of seating options  Meeting room for 100+ people 3 conference rooms for 12 - 20 people

Behind the Scenes with Annie

What do librarians do all day?

Welcome back into (Miss) Annie’s mind. In this edition, we are going to take a look at what librarians really do at work.

Guest Curator: Paul C. Brunson

Paul C. Brunson is a business columnist for USA Today