Library Ramping Up for More Hours

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Library Ramping Up for More Hours

Expanded hours to begin citywide Oct. 1, 2013

Today, the DC Public Library welcomed 117 new employees for orientation.  The new hires support the library's new schedule for fiscal year 2014.  

"Expanded hours are a win-win for those who rely on the library being open when they need it and for the 117 people who are now our newest colleagues," said Ginnie Cooper, chief librarian for the DC Public Library. "The leadership of Mayor Gray and the City Council has ensured that your library has the people in place to support the new hours. Their commitment means more time to read, do homework, use a computer and attend community meetings at your library."

Starting Oct. 1, all DC Public Library locations will be open on Sundays and until 9 p.m. four nights a week. The District's fiscal year 2014 budget increased the library's budget by 25 percent, restoring library hours citywide for the first time since 2009 when a budget cuts ended Sunday hours at neighborhood libraries and reduced hours citywide.

The new hours will be:

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Neighborhood libraries
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Co-located libraries [Deanwood, Northwest One and Rosedale]
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.