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Library of Congress Copy CardThe Library provides photocopying and printing services in most, but not all reading rooms.  The chart below lists this information by reading room.  Researchers may pay for prints with a credit card or a copy card purchased with cash from one of five vending kiosks. The copy card vending kiosks accept denominations of $1, $5, $10, and $20, and there is no fee for the purchase of a copy card.  The minimum card purchase is $1.  Receipts are provided by the vending kiosks, which are located in the Jefferson Building (Main Reading Room); Madison Building (Lobby, Law Library, and Newspaper Reading Room); and Adams Building (Business and Science reading room). 

The Library’s printing fees are as follows:

Subject to copyright and rights restrictions, patron-supplied flash drives may also generally be used to save images from computers at no charge.

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For information about the Copyright Public Records Reading Room services, please see the link below.  In addition, the chart below also lists information regarding the use of personal laptops, scanners, and digital cameras, including any restrictions, for each reading room. 

Building Abbreviations and Codes: LA = Adams Building | LJ = Jefferson Building | LM = Madison Building|

Reading Room Lockers Copiers Copy Card
Vending
Laptop (L)
Camera (C)
Flatbed Scanner (FS)
Handheld Scanner (HS)
Duplication
Services 
Admits Patrons 16-18 Free-Lance Researchers
African & Middle Eastern
Room LJ 220 | (202) 707-4188
No Yes No L - Yes
C - Yes
FS - No
HS - Yes
See Website With Reader ID Card Does not provide list
American Folklife Center
Room LJ G53 | (202) 707-5510
No Yes No L - Yes
C - See [1]
FS - See Note [1]
HS - See Note [1]
See Website Yes Does not provide list
Asian
Room LJ 150 | (202) 707-5426
No Yes No L - Yes
C - Yes
FS - Yes
HS - Yes
See Website Yes Does not provide list
Business
Room LA 508 | (202) 707-3156
No Yes Yes L - Yes
C - No Flash
FS - See Note [2]
HS - See Note [2]
See Website Yes View List
Children's Literature
Room LJ 129 | (202) 707-1629
No No No L - Yes
C - Yes
FS - Yes
HS - Yes
See Website Yes Does not provide list
Computer Catalog Center (Adams)
Room LA 500 | (202)-707-5639
No No No L - Yes
C - No Flash
FS - See Note [1]
HS - See Note [1]
See Website Yes Does not provide list
Computer Catalog Center (Jefferson)
Room LJ 139 | (202) 707-3370
No No No L - Yes
C - Yes
FS - Yes
HS - Yes
See Website Yes View List
Copyright Public Records Reading Room
Room LM 404 | (202) 707-5063
Limited Yes - See [3] Limited L - See [4]
C - See [4]
FS - See Note [4]
HS - See Note [4]
See Website See Note [11] Does not provide list
Duplication Services
Room LA 129 | (202) 707-5640
No Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
European
Room LJ 249 | (202) 707-4515
No Yes No L - Yes
C - Yes
FS - Yes
HS - Yes
See Website Yes See Note [5]
Geography & Map
Room LM B01 | (202) 707-6277
Yes Yes No L - See [1]
C - See [1]
FS - See Note [1]
HS - No
See Website No Does not provide list
Hispanic
Room LJ 240 | (202) 707-5397
No Yes No L - Yes
C - Yes
FS - Yes
HS - Yes
See Website Yes Does not provide list
Law Library
Room LM 201 | (202) 707-5079
No Yes Yes L - Yes
C - Yes
FS - No
HS - Yes
See Website See Note [12] See Note [12]
Local History & Genealogy
Room LJ 100 | (202) 707-5537
No Yes No L - Yes
C - Yes
FS - Yes
HS - Yes
See Website Yes See Note [6]
Main Reading Room
Room LJ 100 | (202) 707-3399
No Yes Yes L - Yes
C - Yes
FS - See Note [13]
HS - See Note [13]
See Website Yes View List
Manuscript
Room LM 101 | (202) 707-5387
Yes Yes - See [14] No L - Yes
C - See [15]
FS - No, See Note 16
HS - No
See Website No Provides list
Microform and Electronics Resources
Room LJ 139 | (202) 707-3370
No No No L - Yes
C - See [7]
FS - See Note [7]
HS - See Note [7]
N/A Yes Provides list
Motion Picture & Television
Room LM 336 | (202) 707-8572
Yes Yes No L - Yes
C - See [8]
FS - Yes
HS - Yes
See Website Yes Provides list
Newspaper & Current Periodical
Room LM 133 | (202) 707-5680
No Yes Yes L - Yes
C - No Flash [9]
FS - No, See Note [9]
HS - See Note [1]
See Website Yes (Under 16
with letter)
View List
Performing Arts/Music
Room LM 113 | (202) 707-5507
No Yes No L - Yes
C - Yes
FS - No
HS - No
See Website Yes Provides list
Prints & Photographs
Room LM 337 | (202) 707-6394
Yes Yes No L - Yes
C - View Policy
FS - No
HS - No
View Reproduction Information View Policy View List
Rare Book & Special Collections
Room LJ 239 | (202) 707-3448
Yes No No L - Yes
C - See [10]
FS - See Note [10]
HS - See Note [10]
See Website No Does not provide list
Recorded Sound Reference Center
Room LM 113 | (202) 707-7833
No No No L - Yes
C - Yes
FS - See Note [1]
HS - See Note [1]
See Website Yes Does not provide list
Science & Technology
LA 508 | (202) 707-5639
No Yes Yes L - Yes
C - No Flash
FS - See Note [2]
HS - See Note [2]
See Website Yes Does not provide list

[1] - Librarian determines whether material may be photographed or scanned without being damaged.
[2] - Librarian determines whether material may be photographed or scanned without being damaged. Reading Room also has 2 microform scanners; Business and Science and Technology also share a single book scanner. Patron's flash drive can be used with all scanners.
[3] - LC copy cards are not used. Patrons may purchase a Copyright Office copy card, valid for use only in the Copyright Public Records Reading Room.  
[4] - Except for copyright deposit inspections.
[5] - Consult with European Reading Room librarians.
[6] - See Board for Certification of Genealogists at http://www.bcgcertification.org
[7] - Reading room has 4 microform multipurpose scanners.  Patron's flash drive can be used with all microform scanners.
[8] - In reading room, but not viewing room.
[9] - In all cases, staff retain the right to prohibit use of scanners or cameras if patron could endanger fragile material or patron uses poor handling procedures.  Reading room also has 5 microform scanners: 4 that are multipurpose (microfiche, microfilm, micro-opaque), 1 microform only.  Patron's flash drive can be used with all 5 microform scanners.
[10] - Reading Room refers patrons to Duplication Services.
[11] - In the Copyright Public Records Reading Room, readers ages 16-18 must be accompanied by an adult with a Reader Identification Card.
[12] - Decided on a case-by-case basis. Consult a librarian in the reading room. Patrons must demonstrate a need to use the Library's law collections for their research.
[13] - The Main Reading Room has a book scanner. Patron's flash drive can be used with the scanner.
[14] - Librarian determines whether material may be photocopied.
[15] - Use of flash not permitted.  Tripods allowed with permission.
[16] - Personal scanners not allowed, but a flatbed scanner is available for researcher use with personal flash drive and librarian permission.