D.C. Public Library

Listing Last Update: September 23, 2014


Literacy Resources Division
901 G St NW Rm 300
Washington, DC 20001

Primary Contact

Ben Merrion

(202) 727-2431


Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills

Instruction Type

  • Online

Program Overview

The ALRC provides literacy services to adults and young adults (16 years +) 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. We have an Adult Learning Lab where we offer online and small group tutoring for students studying for their GED or High School Diploma. We also offer English Conversation Circles, a program where speakers of other languages can practice their English speaking skills. You can receive services at the main center located in room 300 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Hours of operation: M, T, W, Th: 9:30am-9:00pm; F and Sat: 9:30am-5:30pm