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Media Inquiries

Thank you for your interest in working with the DC Public Library.  We will respond to all inquiries as quickly as possible.   Please contact George Williams using the information listed below.  If you leave a message or send an e-mail, please include your name, media outlet, deadline and a description of the story you are developing.

George Williams
Media Relations Manager
Desk: 202-727-1184
Mobile: 202-596-0345
Email: George.Williams2@dc.gov


Photo/Film Requests

Requests for commercial or news photography or filming at the DC Public Library are approved by the library’s office of communications.  

To obtain permission, send a written request (e-mail is acceptable) to:

George Williams
Media Relations Manager
Desk: 202-727-1184
Mobile: 202-596-0345
Email: George.Williams2@dc.gov

Please include the following information in the request:

  • Purpose of the project
  • Intended audience
  • Preferred date(s) of filming
  • Preferred library location(s)
  • Subject matter
  • Who will be filmed
  • An e-mail and phone number for the person making the request

Important Notes

  • A member of the library’s office of communications will accompany all camera crews and photographers.
  • If library users are to be filmed, a consent form must be signed and a copy provided to the library.