From Oct. 1, 2005, to Sept. 30, 2006, the Library of Congress:
Welcomed more than 1.4 million on-site visitors.
Provided reference services to 633,396 individuals in person, by telephone and through written and electronic correspondence.
Contained 134,517,714 items in the collections, including:
- 20,532,692 cataloged books in the Library of Congress classification system
- 11,591,309 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
- 102,393,713 items in the nonclassified (special) collections.
2,834,692 audio materials, such as discs,
tapes, talking books and other recorded formats
59,469,053 total manuscripts
14,136,008 visual materials — this total included:
1,023,909 moving images
542,315 prints and drawings
- Circulated nearly 23 million disc, cassette and Braille items to more than 500,000 blind and physically handicapped patrons.
- Registered 520,906 claims to copyright.
- Completed 933,430 research assignments for Congress through the Congressional Research Service.
- Recorded nearly 89 million visits, 458 million page views and 4.6 billion "hits" on all of the Library's public computer systems. At year's end, the Library's American Memory online historical collections contained 11 million digital files.
- Employed a permanent staff of 3,783 employees.
- Operated with a total fiscal 2006 appropriation of $603,623,000, including the authority to spend $41.9 million in receipts.