Guided Tour of the U.S. Library of Congress!

The Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) 

is pleased to invite you to a guided tour of the U.S. Library of Congress

Friday, October 27th, 11:00 a.m.

The U.S. Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. Established in the 1800’s, its collection holds millions of books, newspapers, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts, and it is the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. The building in itself is an architectural wonder that no one should miss!

The 1-hour guided tour (in English) is free, but group size is limited and reservations are on a first come basis.

There are a few available spaces!

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP now at:

Additional information:

  • How do we get there?

The group will leave from the hotel lobby at 10:15 a.m. sharp on Friday the 27th October by shared taxi, Uber or Lyft for the ½ hour drive to the Library. (Participants are responsible for transportation costs). We can come back to the hotel in the same way. The exact address where we need to be dropped off is:

Library of Congress

Thomas Jefferson Building

10 First ST. SE, Washington

We will enter through the carriage entrance on the ground level (located beneath the large exterior staircase). This is the entrance for reserved tours. After going through security, we will continue straight to the Visitor Information Desk where we will all gather. The tour will start punctually at 11 a.m.

  • After the tour, where do I eat?

There are several food service options in the Library of Congress buildings, as well as restaurants and cafeterias in the area.

To confirm your attendance, please send an email to

If you have further questions, please contact event organizers Patricia Cabrera at / (202) 258-4537 or Charo Welle at / (214) 384-9475.