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The Library is not currently taking booking requests for the Reading Room. Exceptions may be made to accommodate events sponsored by the Secretary and or the Deputy Secretary.
Interested in using the Commerce Research Library for your event? The Reading Room brings historic charm, a warm ambiance, and 21st Century technology to important events. This magnificent, 2-story space preserves the original architecture and design from when the Herbert C. Hoover building first opened in 1932.
Download our Meeting and Event Brochure for more information.
Do you think the Reading Room is perfect for your upcoming event? Here's how to book, plan, and execute a successful presentation, meeting, reception, and more:
Check availability and reserve the space for your upcoming event by using our booking tool below. Book early, because our calendar fills up fast!
Please note: the Reading Room may only be booked by DOC employees stationed in HCHB.
1401 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5pm
Closed on Federal Holidays
General Public - by appointment only