Library of Congress Food Service

Two dining and food service areas are located in the James Madison Memorial Building, one in the John Adams Building and one seasonal location in the Thomas Jefferson Building.

Key: LM=Madison Building; LA=Adams Building; LJ=Jefferson Building

Hours & Locations

Madison Café (LM 625)
Monday through Friday
Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Lunch, 11a.m. to 2p.m.
Limited Service, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & 2-3:30 p.m. Limited service is hot and cold beverages, made to order grill items and cold grab and go items

Madison Snack Bar (LM G47)
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30a.m. to 2p.m.

Adams Snack Bar (LA 110)
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Jefferson Southwest Courtyard (LJ Cellar level)
The courtyard is open April through September from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Food service is available 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Vending Machines (LM G47, LM-216, LM-440, LJ-C25 & LA-115)
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All dining facilities at the Library of Congress are closed to the public on Sundays and federal holidays.

The Library of Congress Shop

Location: Thomas Jefferson Building, Ground Floor

Hours: Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on holidays

The Library of Congress Shop offers unique items inspired by the Library’s wide collection. Here you can find exhibit-related items, facsimiles, souvenirs, prints and photographs, and books for the whole family. Come share the gift of knowledge and support the Library’s mission of preservation and education!

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