Most major hotels offer high-speed access in rooms and/or lobbies and business centers. In addition, dozens of D.C.-area restaurants and coffee shops provide free wireless broadband Internet service, including branches of Starbucks and Così all over town. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Public Library and 23 other branches of the D.C. Library System offer Wi-Fi access free of charge to all library visitors. At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café you can check your email for free on the computer located at the full-service bar (and it’s open all night on Friday and Saturday).
Kramerbooks & Afterwords (1517 Connecticut Ave. NW, Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, 20036. 202/387–3825. www.kramers.com. Dupont Circle.)
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St. NW, Chinatown, Washington, DC, 20001. 202/727–0321. www.dclibrary.org. Metro Center or Gallery Place Chinatown.)