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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

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Navigate the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library with Goodmaps. Goodmaps Explore is a free assistive app designed to help the visually impaired navigate indoor spaces independently. 

The Goodmaps Explore app operates similarly to outdoor GPS systems like Google Maps. However, it specializes in indoor navigation, providing turn-by-turn directions via audio or on-screen text. This simple and intuitive app can provide a list of points of interest (POIs), narrate what is nearby, and give detailed routing assistance.  The Goodmaps app can guide visitors to a study room on the third floor, the event space on the fifth floor, and even to a permanent exhibit on the fourth floor where the app will describe D.C.'s incredible history. While this assistive technology primarily helps those with low vision or who are blind, anyone can use it.

Download Goodmaps Explore on the App Store or Google Play. (Please note that there are two Goodmaps apps. To access navigation for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library please download GoodMaps Explore.)


Institute of Museum and Library Services

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. IMLS envisions a nation where individuals and communities have access to museums and libraries to learn from and be inspired by the trusted information, ideas, and stories they contain about our diverse natural and cultural heritage. To learn more, visit


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