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Visiting the Library of Congress

Experience the world's largest collection of knowledge, culture, and creativity at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The Library is open to all visitors. Come take a tour, visit our fascinating exhibitions, and enjoy activities for kids and families – all free!

The Library of Congress Shop develops and sells products based on the Library’s vast collections, exhibitions and architecture. You will find a broad assortment of books, stationery, wearables, facsimiles, prints, jewelry and souvenirs. The Shop supports book signings and events sponsored by the Library’s curatorial divisions, and works with licensees to develop and more widely distribute reproductions based on Library of Congress collections.

The Shop is located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson building (LJG62), near the carriage entrance.

Hours: Monday through Saturday 9:30 am. to 5p.m.

Phone: 202-707-3895 or email us at

Shop our Gift Catalog*, where every item is “inspired by books.”  Browse our unique collection of gift ideas for you and your favorite book lover. Visit the Library’s Online Store on Shopify External

*The gift catalog requires Adobe Flash and will not be available on iOS devices.

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