Shakespeare Association of America

From the Folger Shakespeare Library

The Folger Shakespeare Library would like to invite you to research with us during your time in Washington, D.C. for this year’s annual conference! Your scholarship and our collection go hand in hand—we look forward to welcoming you to the Folger.

Research with us!

We want to help make your research visit easy and productive. The Reading Room will be closed on Monday, April 15. Tuesday-Friday (April 16-19), the Reading Room will be open from 8:45 am – 4:45 pm, with Folger Tea each day at 3 pm. On Saturday (April 20), the Reading Room will be open from 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4:30 pm. Do note that tea is not served on Saturdays.

To help our SAA colleagues make the most of their visit to D.C., Library staff will page vault materials Saturday, April 20!

If you are a returning researcher, please make sure that you have created an online request account ( You do not need to submit a new letter of reference.

If you want to research with us for the first time, we will be glad to welcome you. Bring your SAA badge and Government-issued ID and we’ll waive the reference letter requirement. Be sure to create your online request account ahead of time to help expedite registration!

Have a question? Want to let us know you will join us the week of SAA? Please email We’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

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