Library users: What’s next for the D.C. Public Library?
The library has announced it will open a branch in the District on January 1st, 2018, and will also offer free and discounted library admission for residents of the city who live in neighborhoods that do not have a library, including many of the suburbs and rural areas.
The library will be located in a former military warehouse in the Dupont Circle district.
“The District has been the nation’s top destination for library access for decades, but our city has struggled for years with the affordability of public libraries and with the accessibility of electronic access,” D.P.A. chief information officer Jessica Hynes said in a statement.
“The D.M.C.’s proposed library in the nation ‘next door’ to the National Archives and Museum of American History (NAMM) in Northwest Washington will be an innovative and powerful way to reach a larger audience and improve access for all residents in our community.”
The library will serve approximately 1,500 patrons and will include a small library-like area with computer, printer, fax and online services, as well as a full-service coffee shop.
The D.U.L. will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Library users can find more information on the D-Library website.
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