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Visitor hours for the Thomas Jefferson Building:

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., last entry at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., last entry at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., last entry at 7:30 p.m.
Friday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., last entry at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., last entry at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday | CLOSED

The Library buildings are closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

While the Library is closed for research, the Thomas Jefferson Building is open for visitors on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Juneteenth National Independence Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day.

A limited number of same-day passes are made available each open day at 9:00 a.m. EST. An individual can reserve up to (20) timed-entry passes for their visit.

Please note: your timed-entry pass gains you entry to the Library’s public spaces and exhibitions. If you are interested in research, please visit this page to learn more.




Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540 Directions and arrival
Visitor Information
Our Visitor Engagement Office team is here to help you plan your visit. Please contact us at (202) 707-9779 or visit@loc.gov with your questions.


Library of Congress buildings are fully accessible. Please indicate any ADA related needs at least five days in advance of your visit by contacting ADA@loc.gov or (202) 707-6362.