Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room
James Madison Building, Room LM-133 (View a map showing location)
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20540-4760
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Nearest Metro station: Capitol South (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines), across the street from the Madison Building.
Parking: On-street only, 2 hour limit.
|Day||Open Hours||Last Call for Requesting Materials|
|Monday||8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Friday||8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.|
The reading room is closed on Federal Holidays.
Check with reference staff through Ask-a-Librarian or by calling the reading room at (202) 707-5690 to confirm the availability of specific collection items.
Request off-site or large amounts of materials at least one week in advance.
Pre-register for a Reader Identification Card (optional).
Discuss and request accessibility accommodations by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]
Items allowed in the Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room include: