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Newspaper and Current Periodcial Reading Room (Serial and Government Publications Division)
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Mercurius Politicus 1659, the oldest
newspaper in the Library of Congress.
101 Independence Ave. SE
James Madison Building, LM 133
Washington, D.C. 20540-4760
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Monday, Wednesday, Thursday:
8:30am - 9:30pm
(Request materials until 7:30pm)
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday:
8:30am - 5:00pm
(Request materials until 4pm)
Closed Sundays &
Federal Holidays

The Serial &Government Publications Division maintains one of the most extensive newspaper collections in the world. It is exceptionally strong in US newspapers, with 9,000 titles covering the past three centuries. With over 25,000 non-US titles, it is the largest collection of overseas newspapers in the world. Beyond its newspaper holdings, the Division also has extensive collections of current periodicals (70,000 titles) comic books (6,000 titles) and government publications (1 million items).

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