The Catholic University of America

DISTANCE COURSES: Library of Congress (Washington, DC)

Jefferson Building, Library of CongressCourses at the Library of Congress are open first to Library of Congress employees. They are open to other students on a space available basis.


Library Privileges
Students are not granted special library privileges. User cards can be obtained at the reader registration station in Room LM140 of the Madison Building by presenting a driver's license or passport and completing a brief self- registration process.

All required textbooks and recommended texts for your courses will be available for purchase at The Catholic University of America Bookstore located in the Pryzbyla University Center. You may call the bookstore at 202-319-5232.

Reserve Materials
All assigned readings will be on reserve at the LC Training Office, LM 644 - sixth floor Madison building (unless otherwise specified by your instructor).

Parking in neighborhoods around the Library of Congress consists of limited two-hour zone parking on streets, meter parking, and parking in commercial lots. The use of public transportation is highly recommended during business hours.

Other Information
Maps, Directions, etc.

University Closings
In the event that a distance location closes due to weather or other emergency, CUA classes held at that location will also be cancelled. All such closings should be announced on the local TV and radio news stations. See the complete policy on university closings.

University Holidays
In case of different holiday dates between CUA and a distance location, follow the CUA schedule unless otherwise notified by your instructor. Scheduled class cancellations at CUA can be found on the academic calendar.

As CUA students, everyone enrolled in LIS courses at a distance location is entitled to a CUA ID card. They are not strictly required for study at distance locations. They are required, however, for study on Catholic University's campus. These cards also give students access to CUA's Mullen Library and provide admittance to CUA events open only to students. They may also be required to access off campus libraries (e.g. George Mason Univeristy Libraries). To find out more about the CUA ID card, visit

Faculty Availability
All instructional faculty members who teach in the MSLIS program in Virginia arrange office hours convenient to students and held at the class site.

Title IV Disclosure Requirements
Title IV requires institutions particpating in financial aid programs to disclose specified information to all prospective students. Please see the following page for the required information:

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