Where is the Recorded Sound Research Center?
The Recorded Sound Research Center is located in room LM113 of the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Note: we share the entrance with the Performing Arts Reading Room.
- The research center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
- We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Additional Ways to Contact Us
Send written correspondence to:
Recorded Sound Reference Center
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4690
We cannot provide lists of recordings in the public domain, perform copyright searches, provide extensive research including compiling discographies, provide language instruction tapes or books on tape for the visually disabled (see NLS), and/or offer appraisals.
Copyright Note: due to copyright restrictions the vast majority of sound recordings are not available online nor will they enter the public domain until the year 2067.