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Map of the United States with an eagle drawn over it
Uncover the roots of the nation with early maps of the US, tracing the footsteps of our forefathers.
Members of the Army Air Force 332nd Fighter Group in a briefing room, Ramitelli, Italy
Honor the legacy of the US military throughout history, with stirring images that pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of our servicemen and women.
Cartoon drawing of girl pointing her finger into a boy's face.
Bear witness to the power of American protests, civil rights movements, and anti-war demonstrations, capturing the unwavering voices that shaped the nation's conscience.

Step right up and explore the captivating digital images from the Library of Congress! Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of American history with our carefully curated collections. From the iconic to the unsung, the new “U.S. History in Your Hands” collection allows you to bring home some of the most extraordinary images from the Library of Congress’ archives. Choose from patriotic posters and picket signs, national monuments and monumental documents, antique maps and classic comic books, trailblazers and everyday heroes—there’s an image for everyone.

Your library. Your history. Explore online and order today.

Starting October 1, 2023

Please note about an upcoming change that will affect our pricing structure. As you know, we are committed to delivering exceptional products and services that meets and exceeds your expectations. In order to maintain the highest standards of quality and continue providing you with the level of service you deserve, we find it necessary to make some adjustments to our pricing and products.

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Duplication Services provides access to the collections of the Library of Congress through the provision of multiple reproduction formats and copy options for a fee. When you place an order with us, we have Searcher Services to assist you to ensure you get exactly what you need.

Guide to the Collections

Prints and Photographs » Manuscripts »
Newspapers / Periodicals / Journals » Sheet Music & Musical Scores »
Rare Books » General / Technical Books »
Maps » Legal Documents »
Microfilm » Certifications »

First Time Here?

Below you will find a 'toolbox' of resources intended to make it easier to order and help you understand what's involved in making copies of Library of Congress collections.

  • Need help figuring out what kind of copy to order? If you're new to ordering copies, the options can be bewildering.
    For assistance, check out Copies and Formats Matrix
    And Guide to the Collections

  • Definitions: What's a Service Copy, a Fiber Photoprint, a glass negative? Get definitions for these and other terms in the Duplication Services Terms Glossary

  • Copyright: We take copyright laws seriously. It's your responsibility to determine whether you can use the content you request for reasons other than personal.
    Find out more in Copyright Restrictions

Copy formats

We provide copies of content in the following formats. Note: Not all formats are available for all types of content.

  • Digital Scan
  • Digital PDF
  • Digital Print
  • Microfilm

For more about the options for each type, see Products & Pricing

Duplication Services does not provide copies of the following:

  • Audio
  • Film & Video
  • Other Multi-media

For further information on ordering copies of audio and moving image materials, please visit the
Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division»