Not only are the Library's collections
made available in Washington and on the Internet, many are
featured through richly illustrated books and calendars,
concert-quality music discs and free periodicals published
by the Library or in cooperation with commercial publishers.
"Enlighten the people generally," Thomas Jefferson
once said, "and tyranny
and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn
of a new day."
In the spirit of Jefferson’s belief in universal education, the Library of Congress
celebrates, preserves and makes available the ideas, the creativity and the
intellectual heritage of its collections in its published books and calendars.
Our hope is that through our publishing program, we can make our vast collections
accessible to the American public.
Most of our publications are available
from our sales shop in Washington and in bookstores nationwide. You may also
order many of our popular publications through our Library of Congress Sales
Shop online, which also features print reproductions, gifts and other items
for book lovers everywhere.