May 17, 2017 Jefferson Building To Close Early May 17
Public Contact: Visitor Services Office (202) 707-8000
On Wednesday, May 17, the Great Hall, all exhibitions and the Library Shop in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress will close to the public at 3 p.m. for a special event.
Additionally, the West Main doors, West Basement (Carriage) doors and the Capitol Visitors Center tunnel will be closed to the general public and researchers.
Researchers with Library-issued credentials may access the Jefferson Building reading rooms, as they will be open normal hours of service. Entry is via the Southeast (2nd Street) entrance as well as via tunnels from the Adams and Madison buildings of the Library. All other reading rooms and exhibitions in the Madison and Adams buildings will operate under normal hours of service.
All building exits will be available for use in the event of an emergency. Normal access to the Great Hall, Main Reading Room, exhibitions and all other sections of the Jefferson building will resume at regular hours on Thursday, May 18.