All libraries are special, but the Library of Congress is truly unique in many ways:
- SIZE: It’s the biggest library in the world.
- MEMBERSHIP: The Library of Congress is open to the public. Any adult can apply for a Reader Identification Card to use the collections on the premises.
- BORROWING POLICIES: You can’t check anything out–it’s purely a research collection.
- SERVICES: The Library of Congress is home to the US Copyright Office and many services beyond library collections: Video: More than a Library
Does the Library of Congress have a copy of every book ever published? Not exactly, but collection does include more than 32 million books. Search the Library of Congress Online Catalog
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