Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Library of Congress Research Session Zoom Introduction

Date(s) - 06/14/2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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Library of Congress In-Person Research Sessions


Are you working on research for a book? Mid-Atlantic SCBWI is offering research support through the Library of Congress. Registration includes a Zoom introduction session and an in-person research time at the Library of Congress Science & Business Reading Room.


Cost: FREE


Step 1: Attend Zoom Session June 14 at 7:00pm (also available by replay)

The Zoom session with Nanette Gibbs, Business, Reference, and Research Specialist, will provide an introduction to research at the Library of Congress. She will also give  instructions for ordering your materials for in-person research at the LOC. You can watch live and have the opportunity to ask questions. A recording will be provided if you can’t attend live.


Submit your topic via Google Form so that Nanette Gibbs can better help direct you to good resources. 


Step 2: Prepare for the in-person research session on your own.

After the Zoom session and before you come to the LOC for research in July, you will need to do two things:


  1. Preregister for your readers card BEFORE going in person.

Preregistration Form

  1. Go to the Library of Congress in person to get your readers card. You can find out more about their hours and locations here.

Hours and Locations

  1. About a week before you come to your in-person research session, you will need to request any materials you wish to use while you are there. Many items are stored off site and require 24 hours to obtain them.


Step 3: Register for an In-Person Research session at the Library of Congress (sign up separately)


Choose from three in-person work sessions.

Location: Science and Business Reading Room, John Adams Building

John Adams Building
Science & Business Reading Room
2nd St./Independence Ave. SE
Fifth Floor, Room LA 500
Washington, DC 20540-4750


Tuesday, July 12 8:30am-12:00pm

Monday, July 18 4:00pm-8:30pm

Saturday, July 23 8:30-12:00pm


Each research session is limited to 15 participants per session.


For questions, reach out to Marcie Atkins: