Visiting the Library
Take a free one-hour walking tour of this historic building and learn about its history, symbolic art and architecture and the Library’s history and work.
Take a guided tour on a specific topic or of a Library exhibition. Themes range from music and performing arts to U.S. history and culture.
Group & Student Tours may be reserved.
Come experience the exhibitions, installations, and gallery talks that bring the Library’s collections to life.
Concerts, Lectures & Other Events
The Library's reading rooms are organized by subject, language & format. Before visiting, find out about hours, policies & services for each room.
The Library offers many different dining options, including a cafeteria overlooking Capitol Hill.
Visit Online Store on Shopify External on your trip to find books, souvenirs and Library inspired gifts.
Locations & Maps
Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540
(202) 707-8000 or [email protected]
The Library buildings are fully accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are provided at the Jefferson Building ground floor information desk.