News from the Library of Congress

August 2017

  • August 28, 2017  (17-119)
    Alexander Hamilton Papers Now Online The Library of Congress has put the papers of Alexander Hamilton online for the first time in their original format.The Library holds the world’s largest collection of Hamilton papers—approximately 12,000 items concentrated from 1777 until Hamilton’s death in 1804, including letters, legal papers and drafts of speeches and writings, among other items. Now, for the first time, these original documents—many in Hamilton’s own hand—will...
    • Date: 2017-08-28

May 2017

  • May 16, 2017  (17-068)
    Library Offers Largest Release of Digital Catalog Records in History The Library of Congress announced today that it is making 25 million records in its online catalog available for free bulk download at This is the largest release of digital records in the Library’s history.The records also will be easily accessible at, the open-government website hosted by the General Services Administration (GSA). Until now, these bibliographic records have only been available individually...
    • Date: 2017-05-16

June 2002

  • June 14, 2002  (02-086)
    Library Of Congress Launches Redesigned Web Site The Library of Congress unveiled its redesigned Web site at the annual conference of the American Library Association (ALA) today in Atlanta. The site retains its current address (, but pages will feature new layouts, color graphics drawn from the Library's own architectural and decorative details and more efficient navigational paths, all developed with the user in mind.
    • Date: 2002-06-14