Special Notice Readers please be advised that due to space constraints many books in our collections have been moved offsite.
In order to use your time at The Library of Congress more efficiently, please email or call the specialist in your subject area
of your arrival so that your books may be ordered from offsite.
Using the Reading Room
Hours: 8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m. weekdays.
Sunday and federal holidays.
Location: Room 220, Thomas Jefferson Building,
101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540- 4820
The Reading Room of the African and Near Eastern Division (AMED) offers
a sheltering environment to those performing research involving the
countries and languages of this broad expanse of the world. It is here
that works in a wide variety of formats in these custodial languages
are requested and where researchers may confer with specialists to
plan an effective research methodology for their stay at the Library
of Congress. A broad array of services is available in the reading
room to foster the success of each project.