Pandemic Information

  • For the Public Library of Congress Announces Limited Access to Facilities and Public Events Canceled Until Further Notice Out of an abundance of caution, all Library of Congress buildings and facilities will be closed to the public, including researchers and others with reader identification cards, starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 12 until further notice to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus. The Library has reduced...
  • For Researchers Library of Congress Announces Limited Access to an On-site Electronic Resource Center for Researchers Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Library of Congress buildings and facilities are closed to the public and researchers with reader identification cards. Reading rooms and physical materials remain unavailable at this time.
  • For Library Contractors The health and safety of Library contractors, employees, and visitors is the first priority as the Library’s leadership team continues to monitor COVID-19 coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the Office of Personnel Management and local health departments.