Open Government and FOIA -- DCPL

The Office of General Counsel offers legal support for DC Public Library. 

In addition to offering legal counsel for internal staff, the Office of General Counsel also offers support to the public for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and other queries for relevant government documents.

FOIA Requests | Open Government Act | Procedures | Additional Information

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests are administered by the Library's FOIA Officer. For information on how to submit a request, whom to contact and what is required, visit the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) page.

For more information on how to file a FOIA request, visit the Government Resource Center or the library's Open Government page. For annual District-wide FOIA reports, visit the D.C. Office of the Secretary.
FOIA Officer
Grace Perry-Gaiter
FOIA Officer
901 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-727-1134

Open Government Act

President Bush signed the Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007 on Dec. 31, 2007. This law, also known as Public Law 110–175 and the "OPEN Government Act of 2007," amended the federal FOIA statute in several ways.

The Open Government Initiative enables D.C. government to be fully transparent. To find out more about DC Public Library's efforts, visit the Open Government Act page.


In coming months, you can visit the Procedures page to find out more information about subpoenas, video requests, requests for incident reports and more.

Additional Information

Employee Salary Information 
Administrative Staff Manuals and Instructions
Statements of Policy
Purchase Card Transactions

Budget Information
Minutes of Library Board of Trustee Meetings
Staff and Organizational Chart

District-wide Annual FOIA Reports
2013 [PDF]
2012 [PDF]

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