Tuesday, October 30, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Senate Library provides a wide range of information services to the Senate community and maintains one of the nation’s foremost collections of congressional documents. In 1791, the Secretary of the Senate was instructed by the Senate “to procure and deposit in his office, the laws of the several states” for the use of senators. Over time, the collection grew and in July 1871 the Senate appointed the first librarian and designated rooms in the Capitol for the United States Senate Library.


From its current location in the Russell Senate Office Building, the library’s mission has expanded beyond collecting material to providing confidential, nonpartisan, and timely legal and legislative research to senators, Senate staff nationwide, Senate committees, and members of the accredited press. Librarians conduct outreach, train, and assist Senate staff in their use of legislative and commercial databases in support of the library’s management of enterprise-wide electronic research services for the Senate community.

The tour will provide an overview of the library’s space, services, collections, and unique materials from the collections.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



From Union Station (Red Line) - Cross Columbus Circle in front of the station and walk on Delaware Avenue to the Russell Senate Office Building. At the northeast corner of C St. and Delaware Ave., enter the “Lower Delaware Door.” Pass through security and the entrance, turn right and walk to the end of the hall. Turn left and walk down the hall to Room B15.


From Capital South (Orange & Blue lines) - Walk north along 1st St. to Constitution Ave. Enter the Russell Senate Office Building from the southwest corner of Constitution and 1st Streets. Passing through security and the entrance way and take the stairs or elevator to the basement level. Walk down the hall to Room B15.


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