January 13, 2011 Jefferson Building Restrictions January 25
Contact: Visitor Services Office (202) 707-8000
On Tuesday, January 25, the Great Hall, exhibitions in the Jefferson Building (including the Library of Congress Experience) and Library Shop will be closed all day to the public. No visitors will be allowed in the Jefferson Building. However all reading rooms will be open for researchers on a special schedule. Researchers with current Library-issued credentials will be allowed to enter the reading rooms within the Jefferson Building through the Southeast/2nd Street entrance or Adams and Madison building tunnels to the East side of the Jefferson Building beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Northeast door of the Jefferson Building will also be used to exclusively as an exit. All Jefferson Building reading rooms will be open for normal operating hours, except the Main Reading Room, which will open at noon. Researchers entering the Jefferson Building via the Madison and Adams building tunnels will be directed by signs to all the Jefferson reading rooms via the 2nd Street elevators. All building exits will be available for use in the event of an emergency. Normal access to the Jefferson Building will resume on Wednesday, January 26. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause readers and staff.