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Using the Reading Room

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Readers please be advised that due to space constraints many books in our collections have been moved offsite. In order to use your time at The Library of Congress more efficiently, please email or call the specialist in your subject are IN ADVANCE of your arrival so that your books may be ordered from offsite.

Image: African & Middle Eastern Reading Room. Photo courtesy  Levon Avdoyan.
African and Middle Eastern
Division Reading Room

Hours: 8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m. weekdays.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays.

Location: Room 220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540- 4820 Map showing location in Jefferson Building
(select Second Floor Thomas Jefferson Building)


The Reading Room of the African and Near Eastern Division (AMED) offers a sheltering environment to those performing research involving the countries and languages of this broad expanse of the world. It is here that works in a wide variety of formats in these custodial languages are requested and where researchers may confer with specialists to plan an effective research methodology for their stay at the Library of Congress. A broad array of services is available in the reading room to foster the success of each project.

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