People tend to check in during these times:
The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.
Created in 1800 the library is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution & the largest library in the world. In 1815 Thomas Jefferson sold his entire personal collection of books to the library
In the Library of Congress, the tattered diary of Dr. Frederick Cook provokes one of exploration’s fiercest debates: who was the first person to actually reach the North Pole?
Swing by at Christmas time, it's fascinating!
The Jefferson building is covered in beautiful artwork that is dripping in symbolism. Take advantage of the free tours to really get the most out of this visit!
There's an underground passage that connects to the US Capitol Visitors Center, its much faster than taking the sidewalk outside.
Check out the Gutenberg Bible!!
Watch C-SPAN’s “Library of Congress” original documentary on Monday, July 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Get a readers pass to access the shelves at the library of congress
The main reading room is known as the Sacred Room, and is absolutely stunning.
Check out the basement. Take the elevator down to the bottom floor, and you'll be in a sub basement of the Library. Dont worry, you're allowed to be there! Wander the passages to find the office wh
Get your reader card from the Madison building room 140 to gain access to the main reading room. The buildings are connected by an underground walkway (take the elevator to the Ground level).
The Young Readers Center is located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
Hang out at the picnic tables at the top of the steps on the Independence/penn side. Grab a frozen yogurt from across the street and enjoy!
The Library of Congress retains more than 145 million items filling the equivalent of some 745 miles of shelves! Free guided tours offered throughout the week. -- Green Guide Editor
The Jefferson Library is amazing!
Ahhh Nice place to rest....
Absolutely gorgeous and gaudy architecture- great for a cold day in DC, when you just want to wander around indoors.
Make sure you go online b4 trip to receive permission to enter reading room for research and fill out application for a Library of Congress library card.
Watch "National Treasure 2" to see some cool scenes filmed at the Library. There is also a special feature on the DVD about the Library
If you really want to get a great, in-depth tour, try to get Tom Hoban. He's great!!
Visit the Great Hall and you might catch a clip from “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
The Largest Library in the World not under one roof getting there is a bit cumbersome however if you have easy access a membership is well worth it. They have any book you might think of.
Interesting fact: preserved at the Library are a draft of the Declaration of Independence, Lincoln’s first drafts of his Gettysburg Address, and the papers of 23 presidents from Washington to Coolidge
The Building is P H E N O M E N A L !!! The Jefferson collection and the Gutenberg Bible are a treat !
Take the free guided tour. It is definitely worth it!
The library of congress happens to be the largest library on planet and one of our favorite hiding spots!
Don't forget to sign up for a library card while you are here!
"Step inside the Reading Room and have your mind blown!"- Michael, MSB'13
The Declaration of Independence is NOT in this building. Go to Nat'l Archives on Penn and 7th.
Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card!
Bring your USB drive to use the super awesome scanner instead of the oldschool xerox
They've got books!
Check out young reader center on the ground floor.
Head to the Main Reading Room… trust us.
NO bags allowed in the reading rooms. Coat checks are located behind the elevators on the ground floor.
to avoid cold/hot weather follow signs on level G entrance near Capitol South metro
Best researcher access: John Adams building. No tourists, rarely a line.
just can see the main room through the big glass unless you have a library card. fortunately the library card is free and it takes about 30 mins to have one
Despite Riley's skepticism, Nicholas Cage comes up with a plan.
First public building in the US to have electricity.
National Book Festival Gala