Some Library of Congress Websites Will Not Be Available August 9-11

We apologize for this inconvenience. Due to a planned power outage, many of the Library’s public websites ( and others) will be unavailable from 5 p.m. ET, Friday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 11., and, however, will remain available.

Some Library Buildings Will Be Closed on August 10

On Saturday, Aug. 10, all reading rooms and research areas, the Library Shop, and the Madison and Adams buildings will be closed to the public. The Thomas Jefferson Building’s Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on August 9 and 10. The Thomas Jefferson Building is located at 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

The Young Readers Center in the Jefferson building will be open on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Architect of the Capitol will be conducting essential maintenance on the Capitol Hill campus from Friday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 11, resulting in power outages that will require these closings.

Library Exhibitions Will Remain Open

Visit the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. to see the following exhibits in the Thomas Jefferson Building which is open Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Thomas Jefferson Building is located at 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540. Call for general information: (202) 707-5000.

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For the Vote Art In Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists React To Their Times Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood
Exploring the Early Americas Thomas Jefferson's Library Hope for America: Performers, Politics & Pop Culture

National Book Festival

While the 2019 National Book Festival website is unavailable this weekend, download the full author schedule and plan your dream day of author talks and book signings on August 31.

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