The Reading Room is open Monday through Friday from 8:45am to 4:45pm; Saturdays from 9am to noon and from 1 to 4:30pm. (Please note that rare items are not paged on Saturdays. To order rare items ahead for an upcoming Saturday visit, e-mail your list to: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Exhibition hall hours and closings
The Reading Room is closed on federal holidays, including the following dates:
Tuesday, January 1
New Year’s Day
Monday, January 21
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 18
Thursday, April 11
Please note that the reading rooms close at noon today and reopen at noon on Friday, April 12 in preparation for the Folger Gala. The exhibition hall is closed.
Monday, May 27
Thursday, July 4
Monday, September 2
Monday, October 14
Monday, November 11
Thursday, November 28
Tuesday–Wednesday, December 24–25
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.