The Folger is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from Noon to 5pm.
It is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Admission is free.
The Folger is also open for ticketed performances and programs.
Reading room hours and closings
The Folger will be closed on the following dates:
Please note that the exhibition hall is closed for installation of the Ireland exhibition.
Monday, January 21
Thursday, April 11
Please note that the exhibition hall is closed in preparation for the Folger Gala. The reading rooms close at noon today and reopen at noon on Friday, April 12.
May 20–September 27
Please note that the Great Hall is closed for renovaton work. However, exhibitions, displays, and a copy of the Shakespeare First Folio are on view in our other public spaces.
Thursday, November 28
Wednesday, December 25
Please note that the administrative offices and reading room are closed on all federal holidays.
NOTE: The Library generally follows the federal government's procedures for closings and delayed openings during inclement weather. If you have any questions regarding our hours, call (202) 675-0309 before 8:45am and (202) 544-4600 from 8:45am to 4:45pm for information or visit opm.gov. To learn about a performance or event, call (202) 544-7077.