is provided by TRS staff Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00
The Unit's reference staff answers inquiries, provides item identification
and materials, and makes referrals. Requests for reference assistance
may be made by mail, telephone, or email.
To contact TRS by email, use the Library's Ask a Librarian service.
TRS office area & stacks, 4th floor Adams Bdlg.
To contact the TRS staff by phone:
Call (202) 707-5655
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To mail your request:
Technical Reports and Standards Unit
Science, Technology and Business Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC. 20540-4750
For in-depth reference assistance you may make an appointment with
a TRS librarian by calling the number above. In general, the public
can access technical report and standard documents in the Science
Reading Room, located on the fifth
floor of the Adams Building of
the Library of Congress. Selected patrons, depending on their needs
and at the discretion of TRS librarians, may be allowed to use the
TRS collections and equipment located in the Unit's area. Materials
for patrons may be put on reserve for evening and weekend use during
regular Science Reading
United States Copyright restrictions prevent copying entire copyrighted
documents. However, the fair use provision does permit reproduction
of relevant portions (small parts) of these documents. Photocopiers,
microform reader/printers and computer terminals are available for
patron use in the Science
Reading Room. TRS materials are non-circulating and are not to
leave the Science Reading
Room area. Patrons may also contact the Library of Congress Duplication
Services, a fee-for-service program responsible for copying
and duplicating the Library's collections. Restrictions on availability
are based on physical conditions of the materials, copyright limitations,
and legal restrictions imposed on particular collections.