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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 .

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

September 29 - Asian Division

October 6 - Local History & Genealogy
October 13 - General Research Orientation
October 20 - Performing Arts: Discover Dance at the Library of Congress
October 27 - Manuscript Division

November 3 - Local History & Genealogy
November 10 - General Research Orientation
November 17 - Veterans History Project

December 1 - General Research Orientation
December 8 - Local History & Genealogy

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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