Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg.

Monday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Capitol Hill)
Capitol South (orange/blue line) Exit station using main exit Walk approx. 2 blocks N on 1st Street SE.
Free
202-707-5000
Through 9/20

A Thousand Years of the Persian Book

An exhibition exploring Persia's literary tradition features illustrated manuscripts and contemporary publications. At the Jefferson Building.
9/25

Poet Laureate Charles Wright's opening reading

Charles Wright will inaugurate his tenure as the U.S. poet laureate with a reading of his work. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
Through 12/12

Permanent collection

The largest library in the world and the oldest in the U.S., the Library of Congress houses millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps, and manuscripts. At the Jefferson Building.
11/6 - 1/19/15

Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor

A 75-item display held in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the 1215 Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta highlights its creation, reinterpretation and emergence as a document of constitutional law in the United States. At the Jefferson Building.
8/27 - 1/24/15

American Ballet Theatre: Touring the Globe for 75 Years

A tribute exhibition for the ballet company features around 45 items including historical images, music, designs and choreographic notations. At the Madison Building.
Through 3/21/15

Herblock Looks at 1964

The current installation in the Library of Congress's ongoing display of 10 original drawings by cartoonist Herbert L. Block. At the Jefferson Building.
9/10 - 9/12/15

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom

With more than 200 items on display, two new films and 10 audiovisual stations with news and documentary footage, this exhibition highlights the first major civil rights law passed by Congress after Reconstruction. At the Jefferson Building.
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Editorial Review

The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill, of which the Thomas Jefferson Building (1897) is the original. The Library began in 1800 inside the U.S. Capitol.