James Madison Building

Law Library Reading Room

Monday through Saturday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Retrieval service ends at 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays & Federal Holidays

101 Independence Ave. SE
James Madison Building
Room LM 242
Washington, DC 20540-3129
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Whether you plan to visit the Law Library Reading Room to do research or plan to attend an event or tour, the Law Library encourages you to prepare for your visit by reviewing the Library’s information, policies and procedures.

Using the Law Library Reading Room

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Tours and Briefings

Tours of the Law Library of Congress include an orientation to the services and products of the Law Library, and information about the print and electronic resources available.

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The Library's accessibility services provide enhanced visual and auditory access to the collections.

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The Law Library’s Frequently Asked Questions cover everything from interlibrary loans to the history of the Law Library.

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Last Updated: 07/20/2017