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January 30, 2009 (REVISED February 5, 2009)

Library of Congress Special Hours Feb. 12 and Feb. 16

Jefferson Building Great Hall, Exhibitions and Main Reading Room Affected

Special events, openings and an open house have resulted in some changes in hours in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building in February.

Jefferson Building, Feb. 12

On Thursday, Feb. 12, The Library invites the public to a special evening opening of its new exhibition, "With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition," in the Jefferson Building from 5 to 9 p.m.

That day, the Jefferson Building Great Hall and exhibitions will be closed to the public until 5 p.m. No general visitors will be allowed in the Jefferson Building, although researchers will be able to use all Jefferson Building Reading Rooms. Researchers should enter the building via the Southeast Entrance. The Library Shop in the Jefferson Building will be closed for the day.

The Jefferson Building will reopen for normal business hours on Friday, Feb. 13.

Washington's Birthday, Feb. 16

On the federal Washington's Birthday Holiday (Monday, February 16), the Great Hall and Exhibition areas of the Jefferson Building will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition, the public is invited to a special open house in the spectacular Main Reading Room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Madison and Adams Buildings and all other reading rooms of the Jefferson Building will be closed.

We regret any inconvenience that these changes in hours may cause our visitors and researchers.

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PR 09-A01
01/30/09
ISSN 0731-3527

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