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Law Library Reading Room: The Undo before the Redo – Pic of the Week

For those of you who follow our @LawLibCongress Twitter account, you may already be aware that most everything has been removed from our Reading Room.  Robert and I tweeted many pictures as books and shelves left, using the hashtag #ReadingRoomRedo.

The Law Library has a temporary Reading Room set up on the ground floor of the Madison Building in G-15 while construction takes place.  The Architect of the Capitol now has the keys to our old space and have been hard at work getting everything ready for the new construction.  You can see in the photos below just how much has been removed.

Photo by the Architect of the Capitol.

Photo by the Architect of the Capitol.

Photo by the Architect of the Capitol.

Photo by the Architect of the Capitol.

Photo by the Architect of the Capitol.

Photo by the Architect of the Capitol.

Please come and visit us during the construction.  Here is what our temporary space looks like two floors below in our building.

The Law Library's temporary Reading Room in G-15. Photo by the Architect of the Capitol.

The Law Library’s temporary Reading Room in G-15. Photo by the Architect of the Capitol.

Baseball and the Law – Pic of the Week

I have to admit that, at the end of September, it was difficult for me to think about anything besides baseball.  The Nationals were first in their Division (no comments from Giants fans, please) and, at the last game of the season, I saw my first no-hitter. Being thus preoccupied I, figured I had to […]

American Bar Association Magna Carta Traveling Exhibition – Pic of the Week

On August 8, the American Bar Association debuted the traveling exhibition, Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015, at their annual meeting in Boston.  Nathan Dorn gave a “pop-up speech” at the conference’s expo to discuss how the narrative and images came together to tell the story of 800 years of Magna Carta.  Law Librarian of Congress […]

Tunisian Constitution – Pic of the Week

   The National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia adopted its first democratic constitution on January 26, 2014.  We were fortunate to recently acquire a copy of the new constitution of Tunisia. Not only did we acquire the volume for our collection, Dr. Mustapha Ben Jaafar (Mustafá Bin Ja’far), the president of the National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia, personally […]