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The Library of Congress is the largest library in the United States and one of the largest libraries in the world. It serves as the research library and the main library of the U.S. Congress. Established in 1800, the Library of Congress is located in Washington, D.C.

The primary mission of the Library of Congress is to provide resources, support research, and preserve knowledge for the legislative branch of the U.S. government. However, it also serves as a national library and offers access to its vast collection to researchers, scholars, and the general public.

The Library of Congress houses an extensive collection of books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, recordings, and other materials covering a wide range of subjects and formats. Its holdings include millions of books, historical documents, newspapers, musical scores, films, sound recordings, and digital resources. The collection encompasses materials in various languages and represents diverse cultures and perspectives.

The Library of Congress offers various services and programs, including research assistance, exhibitions, educational programs, and digital collections. It strives to make its resources accessible to as many people as possible, both through its physical facilities and its online presence.


  • Houses an extensive collection of books, manuscripts, maps, and other materials.
  • Includes historical documents, rare books, and primary sources.


  • Limited focus on scholarly articles and journals.
  • Access to physical materials may require on-site visits.
  • Not a comprehensive database for all subjects.


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