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For Library Staff

Coronavirus Prevention & Response

The health and safety of Library 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.

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) until further notice to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus. The Library has reduced the number of people in Library buildings to a very small number of necessary individuals.

Furthermore, all Library-sponsored public programs and public tours are postponed or canceled until further notice. Whenever possible, the Library will reschedule the public programs originally scheduled during the closure period.

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