As America's library, we also serve other public and research libraries in the U.S.,
and we collaborate with national libraries worldwide. The U.S. Congress looks to us
to lead critical international efforts such as the National Digital Information
Infrastructure and Preservation Program, as well as important national programs such
as the Veterans History Project.
At the same time, the worldwide library community looks to us, as the world's
largest library, as a leader in library standards, policies, technology, cataloging and
But the Library is not just a library for Congress or other libraries alone. Our
outreach efforts in education, literacy, scholarly programming, and cultural events are
known and respected around the world. And as the world's largest repository of
knowledge and creativity, the Library of Congress serves you, the public, in many
ways: as a protector of rights, as a preserver of collections, and as a vital, living center
for learning, performance and discovery.
The Library of Congress: More than a library.