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Saturday Classes for Researchers

Research orientation classes, taught by reference librarians and dealing with many aspects of using the Library and the collections will now be taught on Saturdays. The Saturday orientations are themed and focus on providing researchers an opportunity to learn more about the Library, its collections, expertise, services, and programs.

Individuals requiring accommodations for any of these events are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

Notice: All Library of Congress research centers will be closed to the public until further ntoice (including researchers and others with reader identification cards) to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus. All Library-sponsored public programs are also postponed or cancelled through the end of March. For more information, see:

Saturday Morning Research Orientations 10:00-11:30 am:

December 7 - Local History & Genealogy
December 14 - General Research Orientation

January 4 - Local History & Genealogy
January 11 -General Research Orientation
January 25 - Manuscript Division

February 1 -General Research Orientation
February 8 -Local History & Genealogy
February 15 - Manuscript Division
February 22 - American Folklife Center

March 21 - Science Division - CANCELLED
March 28 - African & Middle Eastern Division - CANCELLED

April 18 - Law Library - CANCELLED
April 25 - Asian Division - CANCELLED

Classes are held in Room 139B of the Jefferson Building. For sessions held in other areas of the Library, the class will meet in Room 139B and will be led to another area by a librarian. For additional information, phone the Library's Microform and Electronic Resources Center (LJ-139) at 202-707-3370.

Additional Researcher Orientation Classes

In addition to the Saturday orientations, some Library of Congress reading rooms offer research orientations or tours specific to their collections and services. For more information about these orientations, including schedules and registration information, please visit the web pages listed below:

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