Live chat reference service allows researchers to ask Library of Congress reference staff questions in real time. This service is available the following days and times:
- American Memory Historical Collections (Monday–Friday, 2:00–4:00 PM Eastern Time)
- Digital Reference Section (Monday–Friday, 2:00–4:00 PM Eastern Time)
- Newspapers & Periodicals (Monday–Friday, 2:00–3:00 PM Eastern Time)
Please note that Chat services are not available on weekends or Federal Holidays.
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