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USING THE COLLECTIONS
SELECTED AREAS FOR RESEARCH
LAW LIBRARY EXTERNAL SITES
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Access and use information for all Library of Congress reading rooms: For a brief overview on beginning research at the Library of Congress, see Planning Your Visit. To use any Library of Congress reading room, you must show a Library-issued reader identification card (see Reader Registration). For detailed explanations of each reading room and general Library procedures, consult the Library's Web site at <http://www.loc.gov/rr>.
Access and use information for the Law Library Reading Room: In the open bookstacks of the Law Library Reading Room, federal laws, current state laws, administrative materials, and treatises are immediately accessible to the public. Most of the law collections, however, are located in closed bookstack areas that are not open to readers. These materials must be requested in the Law Library Reading Room, and you should allow approximately one hour for their retrieval. To request materials, you will need a valid Library of Congress reader identification card. Professional legal reference specialists are available to help you. In addition, the Law Library's staff of foreign-trained lawyers is available on a limited basis to respond to public reference questions concerning foreign laws, administrative regulations, and court decisions.
Access and use information for the Law Library Rare Book Collections: To use the Law Library Rare Book Collections, you will need to follow security procedures. First make an appointment with the rare book law librarian to identify the material you need. Subject catalogs and other bibliographical guides will help you identify desired items as Law Library materials. If the rare book librarian determines that no alternate sources are available, you may complete a registration form and be given access to the rare book materials.[Top]
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