How to Make A Request for Custom Information Research Service from the Library of Congress

Please fill out the Request Form. If you have any questions or problems call 703-605-6184 or e-mail

After we receive your initial request, we will contact you and spend as much time as it takes to fully understand your information needs. Your ideas will be integrated into fully defined projects and assist us in developing accurate estimates on what our charges for the research will be.

For most projects, checking on the availability of source material, providing details on how the process will proceed, and estimating cost will take about a week. The research can vary from a few days to several weeks depending on the complexity of the research and availability of information.