John Adams Building, e. of the Thomas Jefferson Building on 2nd St. S.E. at Independence Ave. S.E., is one of three buildings comprising the Library of Congress. This 1939 Art Deco edifice offers a general business and science reading room that is open to researchers only.
Note: Visitors must pass through security. Researchers must obtain a reader card by presenting a valid photo ID to gain access to the library's reading rooms and collections.