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Research Center Manuscript Reading Room

Location & Contact Information

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First floor James Madison Memorial Building - Library of Congress

Manuscript Reading Room

101 Independence Ave. SE
James Madison Memorial Building, LM 101
Washington, D.C. 20540-4680


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Contact Us

Email reference queries may be sent to the Manuscript Reading Room by using Ask a Librarian
Phone: (202) 707-5387


Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
James Madison Building, LM 101
Washington, DC 20540-4810
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Public Hours
Monday through Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays & Federal Holidays

Reader Registration (Rm. LM 133)
Monday through Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.