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Service Alert

Due to a contract conflict between two software vendors, our DC Public Library app is currently experiencing functionality limitations, particularly with the "Search the catalog" and "Popular Titles" features located at the top. The vendors are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. The library's catalog can still be accessed via our website both on mobile and on desktop, for your convenience.

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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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Neighborhood Legal Services: 202-832-6577