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Theft or Loss of Property

The Library is not responsible for the loss of personal property brought into the buildings. All instances of loss should be reported immediately to the U.S. Capitol Police and Lost and Found Room, Room LM-G12 in the Madison Building. Researchers are advised not to leave valuable property, particularly handbags, unattended in the reading rooms or elsewhere in the Library. Personal property left, or lost and subsequently found, in the Library cannot be stored indefinitely. If the owner has not claimed the property from the Library Police within sixty days or cannot be reached for instructions within that period, the item will be considered voluntarily abandoned and will be disposed of in accordance with Library regulations.

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