Office Of General Counsel

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

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.

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.