New! Free Public Phone

Available all open hours

We are excited to announce that we now have a free public phone for patrons to use! The phone is located in a study carrel on the pillar next to the beginning of the Large Type books on the second floor.

To use this free public phone:

Go to the Adult Services Desk on the 2nd floor to sign up.
Dial the number (example:1-202-456-1111)


This phone can:

dial out anywhere in the U.S.
call 911


This phone cannot:

be put on speakerphone
display the history of numbers called
receive call backs
make international calls


There is no time limit unless someone is waiting, when patrons will be limited to 15 minutes at a time.

Children who need to call home or call for a ride are still welcome to go to the Youth Services Desk to make their calls.

Created by Mary Williams on Sep 10th, 2018 @ 10:28 AM.
Updated on Sep 10th, 2018 @ 12:01 PM.