Know Before You Go
We’re so excited to welcome you back to The Library of Congress.
We’ve added new policies to help keep our community safe. Free timed-entry passes external link are required for entry. Groups of 11 or more people should request timed entry passes here. Masks are optional, but use is encouraged. It is advisable to wear a mask if: close contact cannot be avoided, or you are arriving to the Library from a situation or location that required masking.
Visitors must abide by all Library guidelines, including those listed below and/or guidelines posted at the Library. If a visitor or a member of their party fails to follow these guidelines, they may be denied entry or be asked to leave the premises.
Please review the following health & safety requirements:
Some exhibitions, interactives, and indoor spaces may be closed or operate at limited capacity to ensure the safety of our visitors.
All on-site public tours are currently suspended. The Library will continue to offer virtual programs and experiences. Please check our upcoming events for specific dates and details.