Adult Learning Department

Organization: DC Public Library (DCPL) System

The DC Public Library offers adult literacy services through the Adult Literacy Resource Center (ALRC). The ALRC provides literacy services to young adults (16 years +) and adults 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).

If you need to improve your reading, writing and math skills for the GED test, you can call our Literacy Helpline at 202-727-2431 for information about organizations that offer classes. You can also use our directory to find classes as well. Click here for our directory which lists GED and literacy classes.
Find GED Classes, Basic Reading Classes, Tutors for Reading or English Classes
Take a GED Skills Assessment
GED and High School Skills Tutoring
Study Online
Speak English
Schedule a Library Orientation
Discuss Books
View/Download "A Feel for Books, Book Discussions for Adult Developing Readers: A Resource Manual"
Attend Teacher Training Workshops
DCPL's Online Resources for Teachers
Application: Call or email for more information.
Friday,Saturday : 570 - 1050
Service Eligibility: Teens (13-19) Young Adults (20-30)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Central Library)
901 G Street NW Washington DC 20001

(202) 727-0321