James Madison Building

Monday through Saturday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Retrieval service ends at 4:00pm
Closed Sundays & Federal Holidays

101 Independence Ave. SE
James Madison Building
Room LM 242
Washington, DC 20540-3129
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Reading Room

The Law Library Reading Room is the access point for all U.S., foreign and international legal and legislative research, and collection materials. It is open to members of the public 18 years and older who have a Reader Registration Card.

Reading Room Policies and Procedures

Learn about policies and procedures covering everything from use of the collection to computer use.

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Reading Room Services

Services such as research assistance, photocopying, and computer use are provided.

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Items To Bring to the Reading Room

View a checklist of items to bring with you for your visit.

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Need accessibility services?

Accessibility information is available for Library visitors and users of the Library of Congress Web site.

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Last Updated: 07/20/2017