From Oct. 1, 2001 to Sept. 30, 2002, the Library of Congress:
Welcomed more than 1 million on-site visitors.
Provided reference services to 775,000 individuals (in-person, by telephone, and through written and electronic correspondence).
Contained 126,060,980 items in the collections, including:
- 18,993,274 cataloged books in the Library of Congress classification system
- 9,695,885 books in large type and raised characters, incunabula (books printed before 1501), monographs and serials, music, bound newspapers, pamphlets, technical reports, and other printed material
- 97,371,821 items in the nonclassified (special) collections.
2,614,253 audio materials, such as discs,
tapes, talking books, and other recorded formats
56,107,162 total manuscripts
13,740,323 visual materials — this total included:
899,561 moving images
495,859 prints and drawings
- Registered 521,041 claims to copyright.
- Completed 811,467 research assignments for Congress through the Congressional Research Service.
- Circulated nearly 23 million disc, cassette and braille items to a readership of more than 500,000 blind and physically handicapped patrons.
- Recorded more than 2 billion transactions on all of the Library's public computer systems, including more than 154 million "hits" on America's Library, the Library's interactive Web site for children and families (www.americaslibrary.gov). A monthly average of 12.9 million transactions were recorded on the public legislative information system known as THOMAS and 38.8 million transactions each month on the American Memory Web site. At year's end, the Library's American Memory online historical collections contained 7.8 million digital files.
- Employed a permanent staff of 4,085 employees.
- Operated with a total fiscal 2004 appropriation of $525,837,000, including $39.1 million in emergency supplemental funding for security-related activities.