About the Adult Literacy Resource Center

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

The DC Public Library offers adult literacy services through the Adult Literacy Resource Center (ALRC). ALRC plans, coordinates and administers the adult literacy services of the library. The ALRC provides literacy services to young adults (16 years +) and adults and is staffed with adult literacy education specialists.

We have instructional, informational and leisure reading materials for adult developing readers and speakers of other languages.We also provide resource materials for teachers and tutors of literacy, ABE, GED and English as a Second Language (ESL). These materials can be checked out for 21 days, renewed for 21 days and returned to any DC neighborhood library. Books can be renewed by phone or online. 

You can receive services at the main center located in room 300 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.