The District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) supports children, teens, and adults with services and materials that promote reading, success in school, lifelong learning, and personal growth.
Summary of Services
The District of Columbia Public Library supports children and adults with books and other library materials that foster success in school, reading, and personal growth. D.C. Public Library includes a central library and 25 neighborhood libraries that provide services to children, youth, teens, and adults. “Space is the service” is new and enhanced library facilities that provide inspiring destinations for learning, exploration, and community. “Libraries are not their buildings” is how DCPL strives to reach users in increasingly surprising and convenient ways outside of the library buildings. Libraries are also engines of human capital development, and libraries must plan for the rapidly evolving informational and educational needs of the residents of the District.