Carnegie Library of Washington, D.C.
801 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Carnegie Library of Washington, DC
Photo By Bobak Ha’Eri [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

About the Venue

Dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903, the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. was the first Carnegie Grant library in the nation’s capital. Today it serves primarily as an event space and has hosted events from technology conferences to presidential inaugural balls. It also houses an illuminated floor map of Washington, D.C. and the research library for the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

The library’s architecture is Beaux-Arts, featuring an ornate facade and weathered copper roof. Situated in D.C.’s Mount Vernon Square neighborhood, the Carnegie Library is truly one of the District’s architectural gems.


The best way to get to the Carnegie Library is via the Washington DC Metro. The venue is a short walk from these stations:

  • Mount Vernon Square/7th Street Convention Center (green and yellow lines)
  • Gallery Place/Chinatown (red, green, and yellow lines)
  • McPherson Square (orange, blue, and silver lines)