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Microform Reading Room (Humanities and Social Sciences Division)
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A Guide to the Microform Collections in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the Library of Congress
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Developing microfilm. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 1942.
101 Independence Ave. SE
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 139B
Washington, D.C. 20540-4660
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8:30am - 9:30pm
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday:
8:30am - 5:00pm
Closed Sunday & Federal Holidays

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The Library of Congress has actively acquired microforms since the early 1940s. A separate reading room was established in 1953 for the custody and service of the Library's general microform collection. In 1972, it was named the Microform Reading Room to indicate the variety of microformats in the collection that now numbers some six million pieces in hundreds of distinct collections.

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  August 9, 2011
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