Thomas Jefferson Building Closed to Public Sept. 26
The Great Hall, all exhibits and the Library Shop within the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress will be closed all day, Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, to the public. No visitors will be allowed in the Jefferson Building; however, Reading Rooms will operate normally for researchers.
Enhancing Scholarship and Research at the Library of Congress
Contrary to recent concerns that have been raised, the European Reading Room of the Library of Congress will not be closed. Beginning this summer, the reading room will simply be relocated to the Southeast Pavilion, a space adjacent to the current reading room. This light-filled and domed room is situated adjacent to the European Division’s staff colonnade in the southeast corner of the Jefferson...
March 19, 2008
Thomas Jefferson Building Special Closures April 3 - 11
The Great Hall, exhibitions and Sales Shop in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress will be closed from Thursday, April 3 through Friday, April 11 in preparation for the opening of a new Library of Congress Experience for visitors.
Library of Congress Installs Communications System For Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Staff
The Library of Congress has become one of the first federal agencies to implement an agency-wide “videophone” system that enables its deaf staff members who use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with both hearing and deaf individuals. Using the videophones, deaf staff members can place Video Relay Service (VRS) calls, which are “relayed” through an ASL interpreter at a call center, to hearing...
No Morning Public Tours Dec. 13
Due to special holiday events at the Library of Congress, there will be no public tours available in the Thomas Jefferson Building until after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
September 5, 2006
Jefferson Building Closed Sept. 29
On Friday, Sept. 29, the Great Hall and Great Hall exhibitions in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress will be closed all day to the public. No visitors will be allowed in the Jefferson Building, although researchers will be able to use all Jefferson Building reading rooms. The Sales Shop in the Jefferson Building will also be closed for the day.The...
July 28, 2006
The Library of Congress' Bob Hope Gallery to Close Aug. 6 Through Aug. 17
The Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment, a permanent exhibition at the Library of Congress, will temporarily close, beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, while construction related to the passageway from the Capitol Visitor Center is completed. Located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., the gallery will reopen on Friday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to...
July 18, 2006
Partial Closing of the Jefferson Building: July 20
A special event will close the Jefferson Building's Great Hall, public exhibition space and the Sales Shop until noon on Thursday, July 20. With exception for people with disabilities, the west front carriage entrance also will be closed to the public and staff during those hours. Jefferson Building reading rooms are accessible via Southeast entrance of the Jefferson Building (along 2nd Street) and via...
June 30, 2006
U.S. Copyright Office Announces Fee Increases
The U.S. Copyright Office will increase its registration filing fee to $45 per application effective July 1, 2006. Other increases include fees to document recordation, supplementary registration, search services, certifications of records and additional certificates.
Special Library of Congress Hours on April 26
Because of a special event on Wednesday April 26, there will be restricted access to the Thomas Jefferson Building, Great Hall, and exhibitions. The west front Carriage Entrance, Great Hall and exhibition space of the Jefferson Building will be closed (except to those with previously scheduled building tours) between 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26. During those hours, the Carriage Entrance...
Jefferson Building of Library of Congress Closed Sept. 23
On Friday, Sept. 23, the Great Hall and Great Hall exhibits in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress will be closed all day to the public. No visitors will be allowed in the Jefferson Building, although researchers will be able to use all Jefferson Building Reading Rooms. The Sales Shop in the Jefferson Building will also be closed for the day.
Jefferson Building to Close October 11
The Great Hall and Great Hall exhibition areas of the Thomas Jefferson Building will be closed to all staff and members of the public all day on Friday, October 11.
May 15, 2002
Thomas Jefferson Building Remains Open to Tourists on Saturday, May 25
The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress will be open its normal hours to tourists (10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) on Saturday, May 25, although the reading rooms in all three Library buildings on Capitol Hill will be closed due to necessary electrical repairs in the Madison Building. Because the repairs require the shutdown of the Library's computer system, the reading rooms...
Building Opening Status
The Library of Congress expects to announce by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23 when its Capitol Hill buildings will be open.
October 17, 2001
Library of Congress Buildings Temporarily Closed
All Library of Congress buildings will be closed to the public and staff beginning Thursday, October 18 until such time as testing of the air supply systems is completed by the Centers for Disease Control.
Cholly Atkins Event Postponed
The book discussion with Tony Award-winning choreographer, director and dancer Cholly Atkins, scheduled for September 21 in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium, has been postponed indefinitely because of illness.
Library of Congress Opens Additional Entrance of Madison Building to Public
On February 15, the Library of Congress is reopening to the public the entrance of the James Madison Memorial Building located at First and C Streets S.E. Hours of entry at that entrance, as well as at the main entrance on Independence Avenue S.E., are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The...
October 20, 2000
Law Library Hours to Change
Beginning Monday, October 30, the Law Library's public service hours will change. The new public service hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.After a thorough review of Law Library Reading Room usage, the Library of Congress concluded that primary usage of the Law Library's collections and services occurs between the core hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. After 5:00...
October 10, 2000
Front Doors of Library's Madison Building to Close Temporarily
The main entrance doors of the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress, located at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., will close for approximately six weeks beginning Saturday, Oct. 14, so that the ice melting system under the front plaza can be replaced. There will be no entry through the front doors during that period of time.The alternative door for researchers and visitors...
June 20, 2000
All Facilities in the Madison Building of the Library of Congress Closed July 1-4
The Library's James Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue S.E., will be closed from 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, through Tuesday, July 4, because of required electrical maintenance work. All public facilities in the building will be closed.On Monday, July 3, the Thomas Jefferson and John Adams buildings will also be closed because of the electrical work in the Madison Building, and on Tuesday they...
January 31, 2000
All Library of Congress Buildings Closed February 19-21
Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, February 18, and continuing through Monday, February 21, all Library buildings will be closed. Because of the installation of a new telephone switch, there will be no operational telephones in any of the Library's buildings on Capitol Hill. For safety reasons, therefore, the Library has decided to close all of its facilities.The films that had been scheduled in the...
May 21, 1999
Due to a D.C. water emergency, the Library of Congress has closed the Jefferson, Madison and Adams buildings today, May 21, until further notice. Please check the Library's recorded message line at (202) 707-5000 or our Web site at http://www.loc.gov for updated information. We regret any inconvenience to our patrons.
April 22, 1999
All Three Library of Congress Buildings to Close on Friday, April 23
Due to additional security requirements related to events connected with the NATO summit, all Library of Congress buildings on Capitol Hill will be closed on Friday, April 23.Three public events previously scheduled for April 23 are cancelled: Poetry at Noon in the Pickford Theater; the 6:30 p.m. film program in the Pickford Theater; and the Juilliard String Quartet concert in the Coolidge Auditorium at...
April 21, 1999
Thomas Jefferson Building of Library of Congress to Close at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 23
Because of security requirements related to events connected with the NATO summit, all facilities in the Thomas Jefferson Building will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 23. This includes the Visitors Center, the Great Hall, the "American Treasures" exhibition, and all of the reading rooms in that building: the Main Reading Room; the African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic reading rooms;...
March 11, 1999
Digital Library Visitors' Center To Close March 19 for Renovation
The Digital Library Visitors' Center (DLVC) will close for renovation for a two-month period, beginning on March 19, 1999. The center is located in the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress.During the renovation, demonstrations associated with the Library's National Digital Library Program, including the daily 1 p.m. public tour, will continue in room LJ119 on the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson...
June 19, 1998
LC To Close Streets Saturday, June 20
Library of Congress police will close two streets on Saturday, June 20, to make way for electrical substation work.Second Street S.E. between East Capitol Street and Independence Avenue will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. Third Street S.E. between A Street and Independence Avenue will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from 6 a.m. until noon...
May 1, 1998
Library Police to Close Streets May 2
Library of Congress police will close two streets on Saturday, May 2 to make way for electrical substation work.Second Street S.E., between East Capitol Street and Independence Avenue, will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. Third Street S.E., between A Street and Independence Avenue, will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians from 6 a.m. until noon...
January 21, 1998
New Phone Number for Exhibitions Information
The Library of Congress has a new telephone number to provide members of the public with information on its current exhibitions. It is (202) 707-4604.The old telephone number, (202) 707-8000, can still be used for general information on visitor services, tours, food services and the sales shops at the Library.Please include the new telephone number in your listings of Library exhibitions.
February 21, 1997
Great Hall of Library of Congress Closed 10 a.m to Noon February 25
The Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, located at 10 First Street S.E., will open at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 25, instead of 10 a.m. for security reasons because of the visit of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.The first public tour for that day will begin at 1 p.m.Researchers and other users of the research facilities of the...
January 2, 1997
Gutenberg Bible to be Removed from Display
The Gutenberg Bible will be temporarily removed from display in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building on Wednesday, January 8. It is planned to return to public view on Monday, January 13.The Great Hall is open to visitors Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.The Jefferson Building is located at 10 First St., S.E. Guided tours are offered...