Become a Reader

Although our Reading Room is currently closed due to a major building renovation project, researchers can still take advantage of our available reference services

Reader Registration
201 E. Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
registrar@folger.edu
(202) 675-0306

Folger Shakespeare Library welcomes researchers from across the United States and around the world—albeit virtually for now.

To apply for a reader card, please submit your application through the registration interface

While the Folger is under construction, registered researchers will still have access to select subscription databases and electronic resources

All researchers will need to renew their reader cards when the library reopens.


Updates on the construction project will be shared on our During Construction webpage, in the Research Bulletin (subscribe), and on Twitter @FolgerResearch.

Reader Registration
201 E. Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
registrar@folger.edu
(202) 675-0306