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Memorial Day Hours

DC Public Library will be open online only on Monday, May 27 in observation of Memorial Day. 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

DC Public Library partners with D.C. Jail in their Video Visitation program. Family and friends of D.C. Jail inmates have the opportunity to access video-visitation stations at Anacostia Neighborhood Library and at Capitol View Library to make live connections with D.C. Jail inmates.

Video Visits take place at the following times: 

Video Visitation users must schedule appointments through the Department of Corrections, up to one week and at least 24 hours in advance. Sessions are controlled and monitored by the Department of Corrections. Visitors must comply with DC Public Library Rules of Behavior and the Department of Corrections Video Visitation Rules and Responsibilities. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I sign up?

Visitation is by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled up to one week in advance, but no less than 24 hours in advance. Go online at or call 888-906-6394 or 202-442-7270, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where do I check-in?

Check in at the Circulation Desk. Present your ID to the staff, who will make a quick call to DOC to “check-in.” You will then be directed to the visitation unit.

How many people can I bring with me?

Video visitation permits:

  • two adults or
  • one adult and two children under the age of 18.
Audiences: All Ages
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