Appointments are required for listening to material in
our collection. Recordings do not circulate.
telephone the Reference Center at (202) 707-7833, fax your request
to (202) 707-8464, or submit an email request
Be sure to include the name and title of the items requested, the
call numbers, and personal contact
so we can confirm your appointment.
It will take at least two weeks for our engineers to digitize your recordings and have them available for your listening appointment. Special arrangements are required for requests of more than five items. Certain audio formats will require more time to digitize and will necessitate a longer wait. Please contact the Reference Center as soon as possible with large requests.
Patrons are able to use the Reference Center without
appointment to access the catalogs, reference books,
collections, microfiche, microfilm and other reference sources.