Studying at the LOC


Saw this tweet about studying at the LOC. I think there is a somewhat involved process to gain access to the main reading room. Anyone have any details on this?


Yeah, you have to register and go through the process of getting a readers' card. Then it's easy enough, although the library is like an archive in that you have to go through security and then check your bag. You can't take pens into the reading room, or food or drink. Most other things are fine; at the coat/ bag check they'll give you a clear bag for your items. Finally, the stacks are closed, so you have to fill out call slips to retrieve books. You can do quite a few at once. It might sound involved, but the main reading room is so beautiful that it's worth it!

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