to ask the reference staff a question about the newspaper and current
Politicus 1659, the oldest
newspaper in the Library of Congress.
Try our microfilm to digital machines.
101 Independence Ave. SE
Madison Building, LM-133
Washington, D.C. 20540-4760
About the reading room
Map showing location
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday:
8:30am - 9:30pm
(Request materials until 7:30pm)
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday:
8:30am - 5:00pm
(Request materials until 4pm)
Closed Sundays &
The Serial &Government
Publications Division maintains one of the most extensive
newspaper collections in the world. It is exceptionally strong in US
newspapers, with 9,000 titles covering
the past three centuries. With over 25,000 non-US titles, it is the largest collection
of overseas newspapers in the world. Beyond its newspaper holdings, the
Division also has extensive collections of current periodicals (70,000
books (6,000 titles) and government publications (1 million items).