The Dream Lab

The Dream Lab

The Labs at DC Public Library

The Dream Lab is a collaborative, shared space for small organizations, groups and individuals using technologies to develop and sustain new ventures. All Dream Lab Members must be a DC Public Library cardholder.

In exchange for free co-working space in the Dream Lab, each individual or organizational members is required to provide a minimum of one (1) hour of public programming per month related to information technologies and/or digital literacy.

Current and past Dream Lab members include MapStory. Hear from some members of the Dream Lab in the Library's Stories from the Dream Lab podcast.

How do I become a Dream Lab member?

We are not accepting new Dream Lab applications at this time.  The Dream Lab will relaunch in September with a revised mission and policy. Current members can continue to use the Dream Lab, but will need to reapply on the relaunch date.

The mission and policies in effect until the relaunch are below. 

How do I reserve space in the Dream Lab?
Workspace in the Dream Lab is reserved to members on a first-come, first-served basis during open hours Monday-Friday until 5 p.m. 

What's included in the Dream Lab space?
The Dream Lab is an open collaborative space with tables, chairs, power, WiFi, SMART boards, a projector and a DVD player.

What are the rules for the Dream Lab?
Rules for the Dream Lab and Co-Working Space can be found in the Co-Working Space and Dream Lab Policy.

What if I have other questions?
Contact Us! We'd be happy to answer your questions.