General Questions

Note that we are prohibited from giving specific legal advice and opinions. In addition, we are unable effectively to answer questions that raise complex issues and require a dialogue. In such situations, we may encourage you to contact us by telephone at (202) 707-5959.

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Public Service Areas

Visitors must follow certain security procedures upon entry and exit.

All patrons using copyright records in public service areas are required to have Reader Identification Cards issued by the Library.

Public Information Office, LM 401

The Copyright Office Public Records Reading Room, LM-404.

Records Research and Certification Section, LM-453.

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Hours of Operation

Hours: Open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., eastern time, except federal holidays.

Location: Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. near the Capitol South Metro stop. Access for disabled individuals is at the front door on Independence Avenue, S.E.


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