bookshelves on the first floor (CC0)

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is the central branch for the DCPL at 901 G St., right near Gallery Place Station. The MLK Jr Library has books, multimedia, labs, and events all provided free to the community.



another view of the first floor (CC0)


Digital Commons

"While it houses more than 70 computers, the Digital Commons is not just a computer lab: It offers computers loaded with software like the Adobe Creative Suite; access to tools like an Espresso book machine; and enhanced meeting rooms and gathering spaces aimed at encouraging creation and innovation."

Dream Lab

The Dream Lab is a co-working space located in the MLK Jr Library. In exchange for free use of the lab, "each individual or organizational members is required to provide a minimum of one (1) hour of public programming per month related to information technologies and/or digital literacy".

Fab Lab

The Fab Lab is a community workshop open to all library card holders 13 years and older (with parental permission for people under 18). The Fab Lab has laser cutters, soldering equipment, and a CNC machine. You will need to attend a mandatory safety orientation before you can use the tools in the Fab Lab.

Studio Lab

The Studio Lab provides multimedia resources for media production. Like the Fab Lab, participants must go through an orientation process to use the video and audio production tools.