Library of Congress

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Coordinates: 38°53′19″N 77°00′17″W / 38.88861°N 77.00472°W / 38.88861; -77.00472

Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson Building Aerial by Carol M. Highsmith.jpg
Agency overview
Formed 1800
Preceding agency Parliamentary Library
Jurisdiction Government of United States
Website
http://www.loc.gov


Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress
Main Library of Congress Building at the start of the 20th century.

The Library of Congress is the de facto national library of the United States and the research arm of the United States Congress.

The head of the Library is the Librarian of Congress. James H. Billington is the current Librarian of Congress. He's the 13th Librarian of Congress.

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