New Northwest One Library

NW One ExteriorThe DC Public Library partnered with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) and D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to build a mixed-use development in the Sursum Corda neighborhood. The project included rebuilding Walker-Jones Elementary School; space for a recreation facility operated by DPR; and construction of a new 4,500 square foot library. 

The new library features:

  • Separate areas for children, teens and adults
  • 12 computers
  • Computer Lab (shared with DPR)
  • 1000s of books, DVDs, music CDs and books on CD
  • 2 Meeting Rooms for 50 people (shared with DPR)
NW One Library Interior NW One Children's Area


The library entrance is at the intersection of New Jersey Avenue and L Street NW. The library opened on December 7, 2009. Check out what's happening at Northwest One Library this week.