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Downtown Library Express Opens Monday and Libraries Now Open Thursday Mornings Too!

by Prince Of Petworth May 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm 6 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Olaf Zerbock

From DCPL:

“Starting next week, the DC Public Library users will be able to visit neighborhood libraries on Thursday mornings and a new retail location, Library Express, will open at 1990 K St. NW.

The changes are part of the Library¹s plan to provide interim services during the three-year modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. While the Library will not be able to replicate all central library’s services during construction, the interim services plan focuses on the services that were unique.

Beginning next week:

· “Library Express” opens on May 8. It will house Adult Literacy Resource Center, the Center for Accessibility and a small browsing collection of books and public access computers.

· The Memory Lab, which provides equipment for digitizing home movies and scanning photographs and slides, will move to the Northeast Library, 330 7th St. NE. Services will be by appointment.

· The Studio Lab will move to the Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. Services will be by appointment and will include audio recordings and post-production for video, audio and music. Music recordings will not be available.

· Materials housed in Special Collections, including parts of Washingtoniana, will be available by appointment starting Tuesday, May 9 at the Washington Historical Society the Georgetown Library’s Peabody Room, and the Library of Congress.

Operating hours for Library Express:

1990 K St. NW

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Closed

Operating hours for neighborhood library locations:

Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.

Operating hours for co-located library locations (Deanwood, Northwest One and Rosedale)

Sunday; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday; 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday; 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Special Collections Operating Hours

Historical Society of Washington

Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square

801 K Street NW

Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

One Saturday per month, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Appointments can be made by visiting http://www.dclibrary.org/research/appointments

Library of Congress (Visits will begin on June 5)

Newspaper and Current Periodicals Reading Room

101 Independence Ave SE

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Appointments can be made by visiting http://www.dclibrary.org/research/appointments

Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Peabody Room

3260 R St. NW

Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Second and fourth Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Materials delivered upon request made via email to [email protected] or by calling 202-727-0233.”


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