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Reading Room Access, Hours, and Location

The Performing Arts Reading Room serves books, scores (printed and manuscript), periodicals, and special collections materials in the Music Division, as well as special collections and limited reference materials in the subjects of theater and dance. Sound and video materials are in the custody of the Recorded Sound Section of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
Madison Building, Room LM 113 on the first floor (entrance on Independence Avenue, between First and Second Streets, S.E., Washington, D.C.). Map.
Open Monday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closed Federal holidays.) Requests are taken only until 4:15 p.m.

Note: Recorded Sound Reference Center (Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound)
is not open on Saturday.

Library of Congress Reader Identification card (may be obtained in the Room LM 140, on the
first floor of the Madison Building).
Certain rules and regulations apply to the general use of the collections of the Performing Arts Reading Room. Additional restrictions may apply to specific materials. Unprocessed collections are not available without written permission from the Chief of the Music Division.
Some rare items may not be available on Saturdays.
Capitol South Station (Blue and Orange Lines). Strongly encouraged.
Very Limited. On-street only (Monday-Friday: 2-hour limit)
202-707-5507 (Performing Arts Reading Room)
202-707-5503 (Music Division Offices)
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   February 28, 2006
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