Event Special Events Main Reading Room Open Event

Date and Location

  • When: Monday, February 20, 2023

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

  • Where: Thomas Jefferson Building - Main Reading Room

    10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

For the federal Washington's Birthday (a.k.a. President's Day) holiday, visitors are invited to walk onto the floor of the Library’s magnificent Main Reading Room. Normally reserved for credentialed researchers, the special opportunity offers a rare glimpse inside one of Washington’s most beautiful spaces.

This event is free, but free-timed entry passes are required to enter the Library of Congress. Click the "Get Tickets" link above and select a timed-entry pass for your preferred entry time.