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
The Building is P H E N O M E N A L !!! The Jefferson collection and the Gutenberg Bible are a treat !
What's cooler than a library card to the Library of Congress?! Get your own by going to room LM140!
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 wireless network here allows you to access databases not otherwise accessible outside the library. Check it out.
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).
One of the best interiors in DC. A must for history fans. Take the Metro to Capitol South and walk two blocks north to building. Avoid driving.
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 Main Reading Room provides reference services in the humanities and social sciences. Access provided to millions of items. Please visit
The Young Readers Center is located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
You can access the NAACP archives in the Manuscript Division, located in Madison 101. Also, make sure you check out the NAACP Online Exhibition at myloc.gov/exhibitions/naacp.
If you really want to get a great, in-depth tour, try to get Tom Hoban. He's great!!
On the second floor, visitors can explore Thomas Jefferson's Library, featuring thousands of original volumes that provided the foundation for the Library of Congress & it's universal collections
You can get a library card from the Library of Congress! Come on, that's cool!
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
Bring your USB drive to use the super awesome scanner instead of the oldschool xerox
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.
The cafe on the 6th floor has a great view!
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
nicr place to rest a little while.
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تحياتي الى مكتبة الكونغرس
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
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
Is the administrative wing of the Library. There are two to three reading rooms.
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!
Best Place to Read!!! 💋❤️😍😘💌