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James Madison Memorial Building, 1st floor, room LM 113

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Requests for material may be submitted until 4:15 p.m. Closed Sunday and federal holidays.

Telephone: 202 707-5507

Fax: 202 707-0621

Address: Music Division, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20540-4710.

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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 <>.

Access and use information for the Peforming Arts Reading Room: The Performing Arts Reading Room is the service point for general collections in music (class M) and special collections in music, theater, and dance. The majority of theater and dance holdings are housed in the Library's General Collections, and may be requested through the Main Reading Room in the Jefferson Building or the Book Service Desk in the Adams Building. The Performing Arts Reading Room is open to all readers of college age and above who have a Library of Congress reader registration card. Although no appointments are necessary, researchers wishing to use special collections are advised to write or telephone before visiting. Collections that are unprocessed, or currently being cataloged, may not be available at a given time. Photocopying restrictions may apply to unpublished material and items in extremely fragile condition. Microfilm is served in place of the original in cases where rare items have been filmed for preservation purposes. Researchers should consult with the librarian on duty if it is necessary to examine the original. In all instances, when a microfilm exists, photocopies must be made from it and not from the original. Additional information on the division's services and facilities may be found on the Music Division's Web site.

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