Limited In-Person Services at DCPL Starting Monday

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A man walks by the Anacostia Neighborhood Library (1800 Good Hope Rd. SE) the afternoon of June 1, 2020.

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. Anacostia (1800 Good Hope Rd. SE), Bellevue (115 Atlantic St. SW), Benning (3935 Benning Rd. NE), Capitol View (5001 Central Ave. SE) and Francis A. Gregory (3660 Alabama Ave. SE) will all provide these services.

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