Where is the Manuscript Division located and what are the public services hours?

The Manuscript Reading Room is located in room LM-101 in the Library’s James Madison Memorial Building at 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC. Maps of the Library’s buildings and grounds may be found at https://www.loc.gov/visit/maps-and-floor-plans/. The Reading Room is open Mondays through Saturdays from 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Please note that the Library of Congress is currently closed to the public and most staff.  See the Library's Covid 19 page for more information.

Last Updated: Jul 02, 2020
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Manuscript Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4680