Who can use the Manuscript Reading Room?

Manuscript Division collections may be consulted by anyone engaged in serious research who presents a valid Library of Congress issued reader card, completes the Manuscript Division's registration process, and agrees to adhere to the division's rules and regulations. Minors under the age of 16 are not admitted to the Manuscript Reading Room, but are encouraged to contact us via Ask a Librarian.

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