The DC Public Library is more than books. In addition to the normal books, periodicals, and research help, the library provides classes, meeting rooms, co-working space, and a wealth of online resources. The online resources were surprising in their depth.
DC is a large city and a great library is expected. The stacks were well stocked and organized in a reasonable way. The design was interesting as the shelves are all 3 feet tall giving the library a great open feeling.
The online resources were much much better than expected. Most library have some e-books available in their collection through Overdrive. DCPL includes subscriptions to a variety of newspapers including the New York Times and Washington Post. For magazines, DCPL includes access to PressReader which gives access to newspapers and magazines from across the world.