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Safeguarding Your Personal Property
As a busy public institution, the Library of Congress opens its doors to thousands of members of the public every working day. As in any other public situation, researchers in the Library must exercise care to safeguard their personal property. Valuable property, particularly handbags and laptop computers, should never be left unattended in the reading rooms or elsewhere in the Library.
The Library is not responsible for the loss of personal property brought into the buildings. All instances of loss should be reported immediately to the Library Police, in room LJ G39B in the Jefferson Building or LM G01 in the Madison Building. Alternatively, a researcher may inform a reading room staff member, who can contact the Library Police for on-site response.