Mission and Organization
The Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress is responsible for ensuring long-term access to the intellectual content of the collections. This is achieved through a multi-faceted approach carried out by four divisions and the Library's mass deacidification program.
The Preservation Directorate has partnerships with other institutions and organizations to exchange expertise and enhance preservation initiatives both within and beyond the Library.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Preservation Directorate answers dozens of questions every week from the public and from colleagues at other institutions in the U.S. and abroad through the Library's Ask-A-Librarian online reference service. Many topics covered in the FAQ are also addressed throughout the Library's preservation webpages.
Read the history, annual highlights since 2004, and press releases of the Preservation Directorate.