Library of Congress Mail Delivery Update
Due to a mail stoppage in January and February and increased mail security for all Capitol Hill offices, the Library of Congress (LC) has been making efforts to expedite current and backlogged mail deliveries.
So far, LC has resumed the timely delivery of packages from United States Postal Service (USPS) and from commercial shipping carriers.
Additional screening measures for letter mail continues to cause a six-to eight week delay. The LC mail contractor and LC staff are processing the current backlog of letter mail on a first-in, first-out basis, i.e., letters are released in the order that they arrived at the mail facilities. This multi-week delay is expected to last for the next two months.
For timely delivery, correspondents are urged to consider commercial carriers, USPS package delivery services, facsimile transmissions, or electronic data transmission (for email and .pdf document formats, please call for instructions and restrictions).
FEDLINK vendors with questions or concerns about mail delays should contact Mary Wilson at (202) 707-4970 (email: [log in to unmask]); FEDLINK customers should call the FEDLINK Fiscal Hotline at (202) 707-4900.
We regret any inconvenience this additional security has caused and will issue updates about the situation when more information is available.