Adaptive Services

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

The DC Public Library, through its Adaptive Services Department, helps the deaf community, visually impaired, older adults, veterans and injured service people better use the library. Find more information about the DC Public Library Accommodation Statement by clicking the link.

Latest News 
DC Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities 
L-STAR Library Services to At-Home Readers
Adaptive Technology Program
Hours/Contact Information


Latest News

Describe/Caption-athon and discussion on Accessibility and the Maker Movement, July 19th, 2014, 10am to 4pm

Adaptive Services wins Network Library of the Year Award from the Library of Congress

DC Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities


L-STAR Library Services to At-Home Readers

Library materials by mail for persons who are temporarily or permanently unable to leave their homes because of age, disability or illness.


Adaptive Technology Program

The Adaptive Technology (AT) Program provides ATs for people who need to use them to access the library's programs and services. AT refers to products, devices, or equipment, used to maintain, increase, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

We provide CCTVs at selected branches and divisions of the DC Public Library, and specialized as well as standard ATs in the Adaptive Services Division at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Free training is available in the Adaptive Services Division to teach the basics of using ATs. Networking events on the topic of ATs are coordinated at the library and in the D.C. area. To access more information about services provided through the Adaptive Technology Program, please visit the pages below:


Hours/Contact Information

Monday and Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 
Telephone: 202-727-2142
Videophone:  202-559-5368
Email: lbph.dcpl@dc.gov