Have you ever seen a Revolvator?It is a portable elevator or tier machine from the early 20th century. The ceilings in the Science and Business reading room are around 35 ft, so when a light bulb needs to be replaced or the ceiling needs to be patched up, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) breaks […]
This is the view out of the window where I sit. You can see the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress and a tiny tip of the Washington Monument at the right left. Nice isn’t it?
As you walk through the main center door of the Science and Business Reading Room, you see the Book Service Desk straight ahead. Because the Library’s books stacks are closed to the public, this is where researchers turn in paper call slips to retrieve items from the General Collections and pick up delivered items. Thousands […]
We decided to follow the lead of our Law Library colleagues at In Custodia Legis with a Picture of the Week series. In this series we will show you interesting things we see in and around the Library of Congress John Adams Building. With that said, our first photo features one of the John Adams Building owls that greets vistors […]