Library of Congress

World’s Largest Library

The Library of Congress

There are plenty of reasons why people go to the library. A lot are there to be able to gather information on whatever they’re working on at the moment, be it for school, for work, or for personal research. There are a few who make use of the library only when specific data and information can’t be had by any other means. No matter what your motive for visiting the library is, you’ll surely want to set your eyes on the  largest library in the world

The Library of Congress is located in four buildings in Washington, D.C., as well as the Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia. It serves as the research library of the United States Congress. It was established in 1800, making it the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library in terms of the number of books and shelf size. It stores more than 150 million items, and receives around 1.75 million visitors per year. In comparison, New York Public Library is a home to 53 million items, meaning that the Library of Congress has nearly 3 times as much items in it’s possession.

Liabrary of Congress

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