Re: Invented Languages receives its ISSN
|From:||Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 16:52|
On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 12:03 PM, Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...> wrote:
> Den 2. sep. 2008 kl. 17.46 skreiv Jim Henry:
>> The LoC have a humongous underground section extending a good
>> distance in each direction from the above-ground visible part, IIRC.
> Interesting. Is it accessible to the public?
It was at one time; not sure about now, post-terrorism panic.
When I went to Washington in 1994 however it was closed
for renovation and they weren't offering public tours
of that section.
The LoC in general has only a few areas generally accessible
to the public; other areas are accessible only as part
of a guided tour (or used to be). You look stuff up in the
catalog and ask a librarian to retrieve a book for you
and bring it to the reading room. Only a few thousand
reference books are shelved in the public areas, IIRC.