The Law Library of Congress Reading Room

 

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Retrieval service ends at 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays & Federal Holidays

Location
101 Independence Ave, S.E.
James Madison Building (Room LM-242)
Washington, D.C. 20540

Phone
202-707-5079


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Whether you plan to visit the Law Library Reading Room to conduct research or attend an event or tour, the Law Library encourages you to prepare for your visit by reviewing the Library’s information, policies and procedures.


Using the Law Library Reading Room

Please click below for information, policies and procedures for using the Law Library Reading Room and services.


Tours and Briefings

Tours of the Law Library of Congress include an orientation to the services and products of the Law Library, and information about the print and electronic resources available.


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With nearly 3 million volumes, the Law Library is in a unique position to support not only the government but law students and members of the public who simply want the best legal information.
— Jane Sánchez, Law Librarian of Congress