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Technical Reports and Standards

Obtaining Technical Reports and Standards from the TRS Collections

Reference assistance is provided by TRS staff Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Unit's reference staff answers inquiries, provides item identification and materials, and makes referrals. Requests for reference assistance may be made by mail, telephone, or email.

To contact TRS by email, use the Library's Ask a Librarian service.

TRS Office
TRS office area & stacks, 4th floor Adams Bdlg.

To contact the TRS staff by phone:

      Call (202) 707-5655
      Monday - Friday
      8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

To mail your request:

      Technical Reports and Standards Unit
      Science, Technology and Business Division
      Library of Congress
      101 Independence Ave, SE
      Washington, DC. 20540-4750
      Fax: 202-707-0253

For in-depth reference assistance you may make an appointment with a TRS librarian by calling the number above. In general, the public can access technical report and standard documents in the Science Reading Room, located on the fifth floor of the Adams Building of the Library of Congress. Selected patrons, depending on their needs and at the discretion of TRS librarians, may be allowed to use the TRS collections and equipment located in the Unit's area. Materials for patrons may be put on reserve for evening and weekend use during regular Science Reading Room hours.

United States Copyright restrictions prevent copying entire copyrighted documents. However, the fair use provision does permit reproduction of relevant portions (small parts) of these documents. Photocopiers, microform reader/printers and computer terminals are available for patron use in the Science Reading Room. TRS materials are non-circulating and are not to leave the Science Reading Room area. Patrons may also contact the Library of Congress Duplication Services, a fee-for-service program responsible for copying and duplicating the Library's collections. Restrictions on availability for duplication are based on physical conditions of the materials, copyright limitations, and legal restrictions imposed on particular collections.

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