Visit the beautiful Main Reading Room
Walk onto the floor of the magnificent Main Reading Room in the Thomas Jefferson Building. Usually reserved for researchers, this access will offer visitors a chance to walk inside and see one of Washington’s most beautiful spaces. Beginning Tuesday, April 11, the floor of the Main Reading Room will be open for visitors to view from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays.
Researcher access to the Main Reading Room will not change, and the Library expects to maintain the respectful atmosphere of the Main Reading Room. Visitors to the Main Reading Room are encouraged to be mindful that it is a working research space and that the experience is one of quiet reflection.
101 1st St. SE
Washington, DC 20540