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