November 29, 2018 (REVISED December 7, 2018) Jefferson Building Closed December 19
Reading Rooms Open Normal Hours
On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, the Great Hall, all exhibitions and the Library Shop in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress will be closed for a special event.
Additionally, the West Main doors, West basement (carriage) doors and the Capitol Visitors Center tunnel will close to the general public.
Researchers with Library-issued credentials may access the Jefferson Building reading rooms as they will be open during normal hours of service with regular access. Entry is only available via West Basement (Carriage) doors between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., the Southeast (2nd Street) entrance between 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., 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, December 20, 2018.