DC Public Library Launches New Web Site

Today, the DC Public Library launched its new Web site.  The new user-friendly web site, located at www.dclibrary.org, is designed to help users find books quickly and access Library services easily.  

Sections for children, teens and researches have been redesigned.  In addition, each neighborhood library has its own page featuring events and notices specific to that location.  Some of the Web site’s features include:
  • a new calendar that filters events by day, location, and type of program
  • a meeting-room reservation system that includes all of the District’s libraries
  • a catalog that allows users to read excepts from books, bookmark favorites, write a review of a book and read the reviews of other users
  • the ability to place holds and request a text message when a book is available;
“The Library’s new Web site mirrors what Library users find at online bookstores,” said Ginnie Cooper, chief librarian for the DC Public Library.  "By adding services like the ability to reserve space at a neighborhood library, the Web site becomes a virtual location open 24 hours a day.“