Northeast Library Interior Renovation
The interior of the Northeast Library is being renovated. Read more about the project.
The Future of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Building
In November 2011, the DC Public Library engaged D.C.-based Urban Land Institute to review and assess the value of the historic-designated Ludwig Mies van der Rohe building at 901 G Street NW. Read more about the assessment.
As a follow up to the assessment, the DC Public Library worked with The Freelon Group, the central library's architect of record, library consultants June Garcia and Susan Kent and development firm Jair Lynch to further examine the recommendations outlined in the Urban Land Institute report. Read more.
New and Renovated Libraries - Library Building Program
DC Public Library is building and renovating libraries across the city to provide state-of-the-art library services. To date, 14 libraries have been completely rebuilt or renovated. Check out the many awards these buildings have received.
The library developed a Library Building Program to guide the design of these projects. While the program is modified to fit the particular needs of each community, it outlines key components that are critical to all libraries.
Future of Library Services and Facilities
As new libraries are opening across the District, library staff are examining the future of library services and facilities. The DC Public Library has developed a report that will help guide the Mayor and the City Council in planning and decision-making for future library construction projects. Read more about the report.
The library is building environmentally friendly and sustainable libraries. Read more about the library’s green designs.
Community input is a critical part of the design process and the library has sought feedback in a numbers of ways:
- Community participation on architect selection panels
- Community meetings to get feedback during the design process
- Focus groups and surveys to learn what services a community values most
- Outreach at neighborhood meetings