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Holiday Closings for NLM Reading Rooms

 

The Library will be closed the following holidays and is closed weekends. For our normal schedule, see NLM Reading Rooms and Services: Hours.

Christmas 2020 and New Year's Holidays 2021

  • Thursday, December 24: CLOSED
  • Friday, December 25: CLOSED
  • Thursday, December 31: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 1, 2021: CLOSED

2021 Closings

  • New Year's Day: Friday, January 1, 2021: CLOSED
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 18: CLOSED
  • Inauguration Day: Wednesday, January 20: CLOSED *

  • Washington's Birthday: Monday, February 15: CLOSED **

  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 31: CLOSED

  • Independence Day: Monday, July 5: CLOSED ***

  • Labor Day: Monday, September 6: CLOSED

  • Columbus Day: Monday, October 11: CLOSED

  • Veterans Day: Thursday, November 11: CLOSED

  • Thanksgiving
    • Wednesday, November 24: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, November 25: CLOSED

  • Christmas 2021 and New Year's Holidays 2022****
    • Thursday, December 23: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Friday, December 24: CLOSED *****
    • Thursday, December 30: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Friday, December 31, 2021: CLOSED ******

* This holiday is desginated as "Inauguration Day" in section 6103(c) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Federal employees in the Washington, DC area are entitled to a holiday on the day a President is inaugurated, January 20 for each fourth year after 1965. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

** This holiday is designated as "Washington’s Birthday" in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

*** July 4, 2021 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, July 5, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)

**** Government directives may dictate changes in the Christmas holiday schedule later in the year.

***** December 25, 2021 (the legal public holiday for Christmas Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, December 24, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)

****** January 1, 2022 (the legal public holiday for New Year's Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, December 31, 2021 will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)

 

Last Reviewed: February 22, 2021