John Adams Building

2nd St. & Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, DC 20540- Map It
(202) 707-8000

AAA Editor Notes

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. Food is available.
Free.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:30-5 (also Mon. and Wed.-Thurs. 5-9:30). Entry after 6 p.m. is reserved for researchers, staff and those attending special programs. Closed all federal holidays.