Chronicling America, presented by the National Digital Newspaper Program. Jointly sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Headlines and Heroes (blog)
You will likely need 2 appointments to get into the Newspaper room.
(Both are in the room.)
1. A 10-min appointment to obtain/renew your library card (times available: 9-9:30am or 12:30-1pm, Mon-Fri)
2. A 3-hr appointment for the reading room itself (times available: 9:30am-12:30pm or 1-4pm, Mon-Fri)
Both appointments can be made via phone, 202-707-5690 or Ask a Librarian. You will need a printout or screen shot from phone of your appointments to get into the building.
Newspaper Reading Room Research Orientation
or leave a message at
About the reading room
101 Independence Ave. SE
Madison Building, LM-133
Washington, DC 20540-4760
Map showing location
Monday - Friday
9:30am - 4pm
Calendar of Events
Ask reference staff about newspaper and current
The Serial &Government
Publications Division maintains one of the most extensive
newspaper collections in the world. It is exceptionally strong in US
newspapers, with 9,000 titles covering
the past three centuries. With over 25,000 non-US titles, it is the largest collection
of overseas newspapers in the world. Beyond its newspaper holdings, the
Division also has extensive collections of current periodicals (70,000
books (over 7,000 titles) and government publications (1 million items).