Friends of the Library
Friends are DC residents who are advocates for the library. They also contribute to the library by offering support for equipment or programs not normally provided by public funding. Friends provide financial support through membership fees, donations, book sales and special events. Friends also volunteer in the library. There are Friends groups for neighborhood libraries and for some divisions at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
How to Become a Friend
Mail a Membership Information Request Form to:
Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library
901 G St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
The following DC Public Library locations have Friends groups and are members of the Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library:
Contact your neighborhood library for more information about its Friends group.
Contact any of these divisions of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for more information about their Friends' group:
- Friends of the D.C. Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: 202-727-2142
- Washingtoniana Division Friends: 202-727-1213
- Literary Friends of the DC Public Library: 202-543-7539