13 Aug 2017


Living On The Hill: Libraries

Whether you are new to the Hill or simply trying to remember what resources are available to you, we are here to help! Please enjoy and share our Living on the Hill guides, intended to help you find everything you need while visiting or living on Capitol Hill. We love to be a resource to our neighbors, so please send us a note through social media or to info@thehillishome.com if you have suggestions for additional guides.

Library of Congress Main Reading Room's Card Catalogue Room

Photo by Lorie Shaull on Flickr

Capitol Hill is a book lover’s dream. The neighborhood is home both to the Folger Shakespeare Library and to the Library of Congress.

The Folger Shakespeare Library holds the world’s largest Shakespeare collection. The Folger features special exhibitions, lectures, and plays in the Elizabethan Theatre, as well as an annual festival celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday.

The Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, features events such as readings, movies, concerts, and exhibits in its three buildings. If you wish to have access to the library’s collection, you must register and obtain a reader card. Instructions on how to register can be found by clicking here.

In Ward 6, there are also five DC Public Libraries. Visit the DC Public Library website for hours and events for each branch, or call the branch directly.

Northeast Branch

330 7th St. NE


Northwest One Library

155 L St. NW


Rosedale Library

1701 Gales St. NE


Southeast Branch

402 7th St. SE


Southwest Branch

900 Wesley Place SE


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