Answered By: Library Reviewer Last Updated: Jan 07, 2016 Views: 459
New researchers at the Library of Congress should register in person at the Reader Registration Station located in the Madison Building, Room LM 140(First Floor, near the Independence Avenue entrance). The Library cannot accept registrations via mail, email, or telephone. Upon completion of a simple computerized self-registration process, Library staff will verify your information, take an identification photo, have you provide a digitized signature, and give you your card.
It is possible to pre-register online by completing a simple Web form (this can be done up to two weeks prior to visiting the Library of Congress in person). You will still need to report to the Reader Registration Station and present your valid identification. Once your ID has been verified, Library staff will take an identification photo, have you provide a digitized signature, and give you your card
For more information about reader registration, go here.