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Service Alert

The Anacostia Library will be closed from Monday, July 22 - Sunday, Aug. 4 for a scheduled facilities project. Learn more on the Anacostia Library page.

In partnership with the Neighborhood Legal Services Program and Legal Counsel for the Elderly, DC Public Library is happy to provide legal assistance services.

Neighborhood Legal Services Program attorneys can help with debt collection protection, criminal records sealing, disability and other public benefits, student loans, unemployment, and wrongful placement on the child protection registry. Walk-in appointments are available at: 

  • Benning/Dorothy I. Height Library | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., the fourth Monday of every month
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., the first Thursday of every month
  • Parklands-Turner Library | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., the second Wednesday of every month 
  • Woodridge Library | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., the third Wednesday of every month

Legal Counsel for the Elderly's Self-Help Office Legal Associates aid seniors with a variety of brief services such as getting answers to legal questions, completing small claims complaints, writing consumer complaint letters, assisting with small estate probate paperwork, obtaining a DC Real ID, checking for public benefits, requesting DC services, assisting with legal forms, and much more. To make an appointment, please call 202-434-2120. 

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Contact Us

Neighborhood Legal Services: 202-832-6577