The Library of Congress was founded on April 24, 1800. Since then, thousands of people have been able to enjoy every book, film and record that’s ever been published in the United States.
Unfortunately, only government officials are allowed to check out materials. But now anyone can take the Library of Congress home with the Library of Congress website.
Archivists have been diligently uploading many of the Library’s more than 150 million items. Browse books, maps, newspapers, photographs and more.
There’s more information being added every day, so you better get started. Have fun exploring America’s history!