News from the Library of Congress

December 2013

  • December 20, 2013  (13-A11)
    Holiday Schedule, Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014 The following is the holiday operation schedule, including building closures, for the Library of Congress for December 2013 and January 2014.
    • Date: 2013-12-20
  • December 9, 2013  (13-A10)
    Late Openings Dec. 9 Due to inclement weather, some Library of Congress reading rooms will open late on Monday, Dec. 9.
    • Date: 2013-12-09

October 2013

  • October 22, 2013  (13-A09)
    Jefferson Building to Temporarily Close October 30 On Wednesday, October 30, the Great Hall, all exhibitions and the Library Shop in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress will temporarily close to the public between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a special event.
    • Date: 2013-10-22
  • October 16, 2013  (13-A08)
    Library of Congress Re-Opens October 17 The federal government shutdown has ended. The Library of Congress will re-open to the public and researchers at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, October 17.
    • Date: 2013-10-16
  • October 1, 2013  (13-A07)
    Federal Government Shutdown Due to the temporary shutdown of the federal government, all Library buildings are CLOSED and all public events are CANCELED.
    • Date: 2013-10-01

September 2013

  • September 27, 2013  (13-A06)
    Advisory: Possible Federal Shutdown In the event of a temporary shutdown of the federal government, beginning Tuesday, October 1, all Library of Congress buildings will close to the public and researchers beginning October 1, 2013 until further notice.
    • Date: 2013-09-27
  • September 12, 2013  (13-160)
    Main Reading Room Open House on Columbus Day Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special public open house. The fall open house will take place on the federal Columbus Day holiday, Monday, Oct. 14.
    • Date: 2013-09-12
  • September 9, 2013  (13-A05)
    Jefferson Building To Close Early September 20 On Friday, Sept. 20, 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.
    • Date: 2013-09-09

August 2013

  • August 9, 2013  (13-A04)
    Websites Down Aug. 16-18, Reading Rooms Closed Aug. 17 The Library's public websites will be down Aug. 16-18. Also, on Saturday, Aug. 17, all reading rooms and research areas in the Madison, Jefferson & Adams buildings will be closed to the public.
    • Date: 2013-08-09

May 2013

  • May 22, 2013  (13-A03)
    Modified Hours, Maintenance for Memorial Day Weekend The John Adams Building of the Library of Congress will be closed to the public Memorial Day weekend, beginning Friday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m. through 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28 for pre-scheduled maintenance.
    • Date: 2013-05-22
  • May 15, 2013  (13-A02)
    Jefferson Building To Close Early May 21 On Tuesday, May 21, 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.
    • Date: 2013-05-15

April 2013

  • April 22, 2013  (13-A01)
    Jefferson Building Tour Schedule Updated July 1-5 Due to anticipated high demand for tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building during the week of July 1-5, the Library of Congress will offer an expanded schedule of walk-in public tours.
    • Date: 2013-04-22

March 2013