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Library of Congress Offers Ticketed, Timed Entry for Visitors

The Library of Congress has re-opened its doors to visitors with free but limited timed and ticketed entry for a limited number of days and times. Library-sponsored on-site public programs and public tours are not available at this time.

Because the health and safety of Library employees and visitors is our first priority, the Library is carefully and continuously monitoring information from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention, local area health departments, and our Federal partners so the Library can respond rapidly as conditions change regarding COVID-19 coronavirus. The Library has increased cleaning of restrooms, public spaces and elevator lobbies, and has installed additional hand sanitizer stations.

In addition to the limited reopening, the public can still access many Library resources through, Ask a Librarian and If you are a user of U.S. Copyright Office services, submit your applications online, browse FAQs and submit emails with questions through You may also reach the Copyright Office by phone at (202) 707-3000.

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