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.
If you want to get inside the actual library, you need a access card which is free to anyone, but will take a couple days to get it
Loved it. 150 million articles of knowledge at your discretion.
Check the free tours every hour, totally worth it!!
The building is a marvel of North America. You will not find another place full of symbols and beauty to this magnitude elsewhere.
A must when in DC!
Evening reading room access on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Enter through back door of the Jefferson building. If you don't have a reader card, they can help at the check-in desk to the M.R.R.
Nothing to see here btw.
The building is a must see! There are wonderful gift shops and tour offered all day! Amazing building!
Not just a bunch of books.
Look into actually taking a tour. Or get a membership. Otherwise it involves a lot of aimless wandering around.
Check out Thomas Jefferson's personal library on the 2nd floor of the Jefferson Building.
They have pretty much every book you'll ever want to read
Take the free tour
Going to the Capitol?! Take the underground tunnel! Most people miss it and you can skip security because you've already been cleared!
Incredible architecture! Definitely worth checking out on a trip to DC!
Best Place to Read!!! 💋❤️😍😘💌
If you are thinking about skipping it, don't.
Most beautiful place I've been in my life.
Plan to spend time here. This place is gorgeous and full of wonderful things to see and experience
nicr place to rest a little while.
Awe-inspiring architecture. Wonderfully pleasant staff.
Controversially I find the interior (outside the reading room) a bit comical. Great Dome though.
When visiting on a weekday, make sure to go to the sixth-floor Madison Cafeteria for sweeping views of the National Mall without the crowds.
I used to be sad I never got my Hogwarts letter. But then I found another institution with ornate corridors, reading rooms, and underground tunnels.
There's a free tour a few times a day, which lasts an hour and a half and is fascinating. If you only have time for either the Capitol tour or this one, no doubt - take this one. Far more informative.
If you are conducting extensive research or well will be using materials for more than a short time, ask for a study shelf.
Use the underground tunnel between the Capitol and the congress library. Than you don't need to go to an extra security check and more lines.
What ever you do, make sure to see the Library of Congress in DC! Absolutely stunning building! Check out only one of 3 copies of the Gutenberg Bible, the only copy in north america.
That we maintain a collection of our written history, as a culture, is so mind-bogglingly cool that it takes a bit to fully appreciate. How can I suggest just one thing to check out?
Happiest place on earth!
Featuring the nation’s best and most plentiful drinking fountains.
You must have an invitation to get inside de reading room. You can get in a government office nearby
"Dang! What's up with all these books?" Anders Holm
The Building is P H E N O M E N A L !!! The Jefferson collection and the Gutenberg Bible are a treat !
There are some great mini-exhibits in this building, which is largely used by researchers and ignored by tourists. Make sure to check out the 6th floor and basement.
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.
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.
First public building in the US to have electricity.
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
National Book Festival Gala
Don't forget a library card from the Madison building.
check out that grand reading room!