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Visiting the Library

Tours

Exhibitions

  • Come experience the exhibitions, installations, and gallery talks that bring to life the Library’s unparalleled collections.

    View exhibitions online

Concerts, Lectures & Other Events

  • What's happening at the Library this month? Concerts, films, lectures, poetry and more. Check out the Calendar of Public Events.

    For information about current Gallery Talks, please go to the Events Calendar.

Reading Rooms

  • The Library's reading rooms are organized by subject, language & format. Before visiting, find out about hours, policies & services for each room.

Shopping & Dining

  • Visit the Library shop on your trip to find books, souvenirs and Library inspired gifts. The Library offers many different dining options, including a cafeteria overlooking Capitol Hill.

Locations & Maps

Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540

Visitor Information
(202) 707-8000 or vso@loc.gov

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Volunteer Opportunities

To best serve more than 1.7 million visitors each year, we rely on more than 300 volunteers to greet and assist visitors, guide researchers, and give tours.

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Accessibility

The Library buildings are fully accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are provided at the Jefferson Building ground floor information desk.

More on accessibility for visitors