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Library of congress

Library of Congress

By Jean G Lorcy

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This is the first page of library of congress.

In this page people can access all the resources and programs that are available

This is a web site that all Americans should visit to educate themselves about the history of the country.

It can also access on,

About library of congress mission
About Library of congress & mission

  • Is to support the congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefits of the nation

  • Is a government resources located on capital hill to educated different fields of research

  • Loc occupies three buildings on Capital Hill: Thomas J bldg, John Adams bldg and James Madison memorial bldg.

  • The loc started offering services in 1800 inside the US capital.

Library of congress history
Library of congress-history

The library of congress was established in 1800, when President John Adams signed the bill for the transfer of the government seat from Philadelphia to Washington DC.

It was housed in the New capital city until 1814 after the invading British troops set fire to the capital building, burning and pillaging the contents of the small library.

1897, the library opened its door to the public. It is the largest, the costliest and the safest library building in the world

Library of congress on line catalogs
Library of congress on-line catalogs.

Basic search window: help people to search by the title, author’s names, subject, call number, IBSN number and keywords

Guided search: Using a series of forms and menus, construct keywords searches, restrict all or part of the search, combine search words or phrase with Boolean operators.

Others on-line catalog gives people the opportunity to print documents pictures etc.

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Library of congress

About the Library Home

About the Librarian


Awards and Honors

Reports and Budgets

Office of the Inspector General

Host an Event

Doing Business

Support the Library

Teachers materials
Teachers materials

  • Teachers Home

  • Classroom Materials

  • Professional Development

  • TPS Partners

  • Using Primary Sources

  • News and Events

  • Additional Resources

  • FAQ


  • Library of congress is a unparalleled world resources

  • 147 million of items: including 33 millions catalog books and print in 470 languages

  • 63 million manuscripts the largest rare book collection in North America

  • In 2010, the library welcomed more than 1.7 million on site visitors

Contact information
Contact information

Library of congress

101 independence Ave, SE

Washington DC, 20540

PH: 202-707-5000