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Limited In-Person Services at DCPL Starting Monday

Beginning Monday, Mar. 29 operating DC Public Libraries (DCPL) will be open for limited in-person services.

It’s a “takeout plus a bit more” model that was made possible by the Mayor’s order that relaxed some phase 2 restrictions.

Libraries are open Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. but are closed daily from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. for cleaning. On the Hill, the Northeast Library (330 Seventh St. NE) will provide services. The smaller Southeast Library is still closed to visitors.

In the “takeout+” model, customers can visit the locations that are open, and:

  • Return materials
  • Pick up a hold
  • Check out display items
  • Have a book pulled from the stacks
  • Get a library card
  • Manage your library account
  • Use print, copy and scan services
  • Sign-up to use a limited number of computers for a 45-minute session once per day or one 15 minute express session per hour
  • Use the bathroom

At this time, you still can’t:

  • Browse the collection
  • Sit and read/study/work at a table or lounge area
  • Read magazines and newspapers
  • Use meeting or study rooms
  • Attend in-person programs or events

The following locations are open for “Takeout +”: Anacostia, Bellevue, Benning, Capitol View, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Francis A. Gregory, Georgetown, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Mt. Pleasant, Northeast, Palisades, Petworth, Shaw, Shepherd Park, Tenley-Friendship, West End and Woodridge.

Get more information on DCPL reopening by visiting www.dclibrary.org/reopen


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