Did you know that our nation’s Library of Congress is the largest library in the world?
Located in Washington, D.C., it houses a collection of over 144,000,000 items including films, maps, sheet music, sound recordings and the most extensive rare book collection in North America.
The Library of Congress was established in 1800 as a resource for members of Congress to use in the course of their work. Since then it's evolved into an incomparable resource for United States citizens and researchers from all over the world.
Go for a Visit
Check out the Library of Congress website to plan a tour, view webcasts, read books online and explore art, music, history and the rest of the resources offered by our national library.
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