Materials are loaned only to staff of Permanent Missions to
the OAS and the General Secretariat.
As a general rule publications are available for loan for a period of:
books - two weeks
periodicals - two weeks
recent issues - three days (depending upon currency and demand)
Inter-Library Loan- 20 days (D.C. Metropolitan area) or one month outside
of the D.C. Metropolitan area.
Loan periods may be extended when necessary. A request for renewal of a loan
must be directed to the Circulation Desk (202) 458-6039.
Publications from the Archives, Reference, Rare books, or Special
Collections, can only be consulted in the Reading Room. The same regulations
also apply to certain publications labeled non-circulating, such as material
published prior to 1920.