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FBI File Fact Sheet
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DOJ Reference Guide

Graphic for the FOIA Reading Room IndexThe FBI Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Reading Room is located within the J. Edgar Hoover Building at FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Thousands of pages of frequently requested FBI documents that have been released under the provisions of the FOIA are stored in the Reading Room.

The FBI has converted many of these documents to an electronic format (PDF) and they may be viewed on this website. The documents available in the Reading Room are listed below, with those available on-line hyperlinked (underlined). In the case of voluminous pages, only summaries or excerpts from the documents are on-line.