About the Business:
Library of Congress is a Law library located at 101 Independence Ave SE, Southeast Washington, Washington, District of Columbia 20540, US.
The business is listed under law library, library, tourist attraction category. It has received 1444 reviews with an average rating of 4.7 stars.
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Library of Congress is open the following days:Saturday : 8:30AM–5PM
Sunday : 8:30AM–5PM
Monday : 8:30AM–5PM
Tuesday : 8:30AM–5PM
Wednesday : 8:30AM–5PM
Thursday : 8:30AM–5PM
Friday : 8:30AM–5PM
Here are some reviews from our users.
"Library of Congress, a national symbol of knowledge is the largest and oldest library of United States established in . This is the research library for Congress and open for public for research only and the books or materials can not be checked out. The library is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill. The research material is from all over the world in more than languages. The library has more than million items and everyday , new items are being added. We booked the timed tickets online to visit the library. I couldn’t get the timed tickets 5 days before but some limited tickets are released everyday morning at 9. am. Exactly at 9. AM I tried and I got the desired time slot. There is no entry fee. As a book lover, it was my dream to visit this unbelievable and incredible heritage library. Anyone can have access to the library if you have Reader Identification Card. The building architecture and the sculptures inside and outside are absolutely stunning. It is very theatrical, heavily ornamented and the decorative paintings and beautiful sculptures place this building among greatest art and architecture in America. The exhibition of photography and about Rosa Parks was very impressive. The mosaics, the frescos and the stained glass work is amazing. Thomas Jefferson’s personal library and the main reading room is great attraction. Unfortunately, we could see the main reading room from high above with limited sight through the thick glass. I wanted to see those millions of books on the shelves as I dreamed off, but what I saw was mostly exhibitions in a museum kind of setting. However, this is a must see attraction."
"I visited this building just pre-pandemic and I absolutely loved it. It is gorgeous and as soon as you enter you will be reminded of the entrance of Palais Garnier (Opera House in Paris) to which it is inspired. There is supposed to be a tunnel linking the Library to the US Capitol but it was closed when I visited."
"A library dedicated to knowledge and education in every way possible. One of my favorite places in DC. Every inch of this building is a tribute to history, the pursuit of knowledge, and the contributions of those who came before us. Note you have to reserve a timed entry pass online in order to visit the library."
"Beautiful. Photos will never do it justice, you need to see it in person! It’s literally breathtaking. It’s amazing to just stand in the middle of it and look up in awe. I went on a school trip from DC and it was a great learning experience. But really I’ve never seen such beautiful architecture and design."
"By far, one of the best experiences ever if you are into culture. A fan of books, I loved the place, the heritage, the building and the whole experience. Don’t think twice if you like a Library. One of the best I ever visited."