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Do you take the (free) shuttle between Archives I and Archives II, but wish it worked better with your commute? Take note of the trial stop addition to the shuttle's route!

 

Beginning January 30, the hourly shuttle between Archives I and II will add a stop near the Prince George's Plaza Metro station

  • The Archives I to  Archives II shuttle will pick up riders from the Prince George's Plaza Metro once per day. The shuttle from Archives I will stop at Prince George's Plaza at approximately 8:40 a.m. and continue to Archives II.  
  • The Archives II to Archives I shuttle will drop off riders at Prince George's Plaza on every run. The shuttle from Archives II will stop at Prince George's Plaza hourly from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Shuttles in both directions will stop along Belcrest Road, near the intersection with the East-West Highway. Pick-up/drop-off points are a short walk from the Prince George's Plaza Metro station (see figures below).

 

NARA is adding the Prince George's Plaza stop as a 90-day trial. We are testing the additional stop to determine whether it is a useful replacement for the R3 bus route that WMATA recently cancelled. After 90 days, we will determine whether to continue this stop. To this end, drivers will track ridership to and from the Prince George's Plaza stop. When you get on the shuttle, please inform the driver that you need to get off at the Prince George's Plaza Metro Station. A sign will be displayed above the driver to remind passengers.

 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Chief of Facilities and Property Don Overfelt at 301-837-3712or donald.overfelt@nara.gov.

 

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Figure 1:  The current route is in RED and the trial change is in ORANGE.

 

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Figure 2: Trial change in ORANGE and additional shuttle drop-off/pick-up points in GREEN

The National Archives has fully re-opened the main textual research room at Archives II in College Park, MD!

 

The re-cabling project has been successfully completed and researchers now have full access to all copiers and scanners, public access computers, and card kiosks in the research room. All authorized equipment is allowed into the research space, and all tables have full power to their outlets.

 

Please note: Reference consultation staff has also returned to the main textual research room on the second floor. Researchers working with textual materials will meet with reference staff, submit pull slips, and view requested materials in the second floor research room.

 

Questions or concerns? Contact Michael Knight at 301-837-0475 or Michael.Knight@nara.gov

 

 

 

The National Archives will partially reopen the second-floor main textual research room at College Park, Maryland, on Tuesday January 17 (two days earlier than previously projected).

 

Researchers will have full access to the second-floor main textual research room and will be allowed to bring and use all authorized equipment (including scanners!). All tables will have full power to their outlets.

 

However, our reference consultation staff will still be located in the third-floor library until further notice. While textual records will be brought to researchers to view on the second floor, researchers will continue to submit all pull slips in the third floor library. Pull times will return to normal: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

 

We are working with our contractors to bring all technical systems up as quickly as possible. On January 17 we will have full power, and most of the copiers and scanners and the kiosk in the copy center (used to add funds to your copy card) will be available. However, the public access computers and the front entrance kiosk may not be operational until January 19.

 

If you have questions or concerns about this closure, please contact Michael Knight at 301-837-0475 or Michael.Knight@nara.gov

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Planning a research trip to Archives II in College Park, MD? The temporary closure of the Textual Research Room may affect you!

 

Due to unforeseen issues with the re-cabling project, the National Archives is projecting a tentative reopen date for the second floor main textual research room at College Park, Maryland, of January 19, 2017. Please also note that ALL RESEARCH ROOMS will be closed on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in support of the project.

 

We are making every effort to reopen the research room before January 19 and we will provide status updates through posted notices, our web page, and social media

 

NARA will continue to provide limited alternate research accommodations for those wishing to review textual records. Please see the main research room closure FAQ on the NARA web page for more information regarding alternate research procedures for textual records. We regret any inconvenience and appreciate your support.

 

Special Media Research Rooms* in Archives II at College Park, Maryland, will remain open during normal business hours (except when closed on January 7). Research rooms at Archives I will be open during normal business hours.

 

On-line access to NARA holdings will also still be available 24 hours a day via www.archives.gov/research.

 

If you have questions or concerns about this closure, please contact Michael Knight at 301-837-0475 or Michael.Knight@nara.gov

 

*Special Media includes Cartographic, Motion Picture, Microfilm, and Still Picture research rooms.

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