Special Requests

The Prints & Photographs Reading Room does not use the "Request This Item" button in the Library of Congress catalog. Materials located on site can be requested by call slip; no online forms are necessary. Materials stored off site and unprocessed materials must be requested in advance. Pay special attention to the "Access Advisory" field in P&P records, and utilize the "Request for Access to Unprocessed or Off-site Materials" form for off-site and unprocessed items.

If you are interested in bringing a group to the reading room for a customized visit, please utilize the "Specialized Group Orientations to the Prints & Photographs Reading Room" form. If you would like a one-on-one orientation to the reading room, no appointment is needed. Simply come on in! Our reference librarians will introduce you to the resources in the reading room.