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  • The Library of Congress is the researchlibraryof the United States Congress,national library of the United States.
  • * The Library of Congress was built for Congressin 1800, and was housed in the United StatesCapitolfor most of the 19th century.* Much of the original collectionhad been destroyed duringthe War of 1812.* Thomas Jefferson sold6,487 books,his entire personal collection,to the library in 1815.
  • Although it is open to the public, onlythey may check out books: * Members ofCongress, * Supreme Courtjustices * other high-ranking governmentofficials.
  • The collections of the Library of Congressinclude more than 32 million cataloged books and other print materials in 470 languages.
  • It houses the largest rare book collectionin North America,including:* the rough draftof the Declarationof Independence
  • * a Gutenberg Bible
  • Buildings of the LibraryThomas Jefferson BuildingJohn Adams Building on Capitol HillJames Madison Memorial Building Packard campus for audio-visual in Virginia conservation
  • Thomas Jefferson Building (the main building)
  • Main Library of Congressbuilding at the start of the 20th century
  • Library of Congress reading room
  • The Great Hall interior Erotica, mural painting by George Randolph Barse
  • John Adams Building
  • James Madison Memorial Building
  • Packard Campus for Audio- Visual Conservation