August 9, 2013 Websites Down Aug. 16-18, Reading Rooms Closed Aug. 17

Contact: Visitor Services Office (202) 707-8000

The Library's public websites, including, and, will be unavailable from 7 p.m. ET, Friday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Aug. 18.

In addition, on Saturday, Aug. 17, all reading rooms and research areas in the Madison, Jefferson and Adams buildings of the Library of Congress will be closed to staff and the public all day.

Only the Great Hall, Sales Shop, and exhibits will be open to the public in the Thomas Jefferson Building. No food service will be available in the Madison Building throughout the day.

The Architect of the Capitol will be conducting essential maintenance on the Capitol Hill campus from Friday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 18, resulting in power outages that will require these closings.

Also, in-building cellular service will not be available from 6 p.m. ET, Friday, Aug. 16 through 6 a.m. ET, Monday, Aug. 19.

We apologize for any inconvenience to our patrons.


PR 13-A04
ISSN 0731-3527