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Food and Beverages

Several food service areas are available in the Library of Congress buildings on Capitol Hill. Two dining and food service areas are located in the James Madison Memorial Building, one in the John Adams Building. Information and public hours are listed below.

Key: LM=Madison Building; LA=Adams Building; LJ=Jefferson Building

Madison Café (LM 625)

Monday through Friday
Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Lunch, 11a.m. to 2p.m.
Limited Service, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & 2-3:30 p.m. Limited service is hot and cold beverages, made to order grill items and cold grab and go items

Madison Snack Bar (LM G47)

Subway, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Seating, microwave and WiFi are available.

Adams Snack Bar (LA 110)

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Jefferson Coffee Shop (LJ Cellar Level)

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Jefferson Southwest Courtyard (LJ Cellar level)

Seating is available in the courtyard April through September from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Vending Machines (LM G47, LM-216, LM-440, LJ-C25 & LA-115)

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. [LJ-C25 Vending Room has seating and a microwave and is open on federal holidays when the Great Hall is open to the public.]

All dining facilities at the Library of Congress are closed to the public on Sundays and federal holidays.

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