PLEASE NOTE: The following blog post describes upcoming changes to the records pull times and consultation hours for Archives 1 (Washington DC) and Archives 2 (College Park, MD) only. All changes will go into effect on MONDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 2017.


The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) at Archives 1 (Washington, DC) and Archives 2 (College Park, MD) are adding an additional pull time!  This will alter the five current pull times.  The new pull times will be 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Also, additional records may not be signed out after 5:15 PM.  However, records signed out at 5:15 PM or earlier may continue to be viewed.


In addition to a new pull schedule, there will be a change to the hours of on-site research consultation.  Currently research consultation is available from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  Based on the recently changed Research Room hours and revised pull schedule, the new consultation room hours will be 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday.


The Innovation Hub at Archives 1 and the partners' digitization room (6050) at Archives 2 will continue to close at 5:00 PM.  Electronic Records consultation remains by appointment only between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  Researcher Registration and phone coverage (1-86-NARA-NARA) at A1 and A2 will be open until 5:00 PM.


After 4:00 PM, researchers will have on-site access to the services listed below at Archives 1 and Archives 2:




To summarize, beginning Monday, October 2nd, 2017:


Research Rooms Hours: 8:45 AM - 5:45 PM


Records Pull Times: 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM


Consultation Hours: 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM


If you have questions or concerns about this change, please contact Trevor Plante for Archives 1, at 202-357-5287 or  For Archives 2, contact Michael Knight at 301-837-0475 or