The National Library for the Study of George Washington houses rare eighteenth and nineteenth century books as well as our first president’s letters, ledgers and account books. In addition to traditional library space, the facility included a large assembly room with a custom video wall display, two small assembly rooms, three conference rooms, a video production studio and a pre-function reception area. All rooms were equipped with live-event recording, live broadcast feeds, standard presentation and audio/video conferencing capabilities. The security design included cameras and access control and connects with Mount Vernon’s security control center.
The library’s main reading room houses the rare books, manuscript rooms and modern stacks, while the east wing is reserved for lectures, seminars and training programs. The conference and training center offers space for government officials, corporations and non-profits to hold meetings and conferences, as well as Mount Vernon to hold its leadership seminars. The conference room, which opens onto a garden terrace for outdoor events, can be reconfigured for various events that include state-of-the-art video display and broadcast equipment.