Know Before You Go
Welcome to the Library of Congress.
We’ve added new policies to help keep our community safe. Free timed-entry tickets are required for entry. Groups of 21 people or more must request free timed-entry tickets by completing our group registration form.
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.
The Library of Congress is offering a limited number of guided tours for small parties through the ticketing system. The Library also offers virtual programs and experiences. Please check our upcoming events for specific dates and details.