The Library's Web site is a treasure house of free educational materials for all ages.
- For kids, there is America's Story from America's Library.
- Teachers will find lessons and more on The Learning Page.
- Researchers will use our online catalog and reading room sites.
- And, for life-long learners, there are fascinating sites such as
Guide, a monthly online magazine featuring the many compelling, educational and
useful resources available on the Library's Web site; our online Exhibitions site;
THOMAS, for current legislative information from the U.S. Congress; the vast
collections of U.S. history in American Memory; and world treasures in Global
Since its beginning in 1994, the Library of Congress National Digital Library
(NDL) Program has been the nation's premier resource for noncommercial, high-
quality intellectual content on the Internet. More than 8.5 million items (as of October
2003) from the Library's collections are available to users anywhere anytime. The site,
one of the federal government's most popular, handles more than two billion
transactions per year.
Here, you can see such iconic items from the nation's past as Thomas Jefferson's
rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg
Address, the papers of Frederick Douglass, early baseball cards, photographs
documenting the women's suffrage movement, maps from the 16th century to the
present, films of Thomas Edison and sound recordings from the birth of the recording