News from the Library of Congress

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

September 2015

July 2007

July 2003

  • July 8, 2003  (03-125)
    2003 National Book Festival to be held October 4 on the National Mall The third annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by Mrs. Laura Bush, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 7th and 14th streets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine).
    • Date: 2003-07-08

July 1999

  • July 9, 1999  (99-056)
    Library of Congress Announces Bicentennial Projects Next April, the Library of Congress, the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, will be 200 years old. Since its founding on April 24, 1800, the Library has grown into the world's largest library, a treasure house of America's and the world's creativity. What started with fewer than a thousand books has now grown into a collection featuring more than 115 million items in all...
    • Date: 1999-07-09

March 1998

  • March 20, 1998  (98-049)
    Library of Congress Documentary to Air on History Channel "Memory and Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress," a one-hour documentary produced by the Library of Congress, is scheduled to air on The History Channel on Saturday, May 23, at 8 a.m. The History Channel can be seen in almost 45 million households."Memory and Imagination" has received the Grand Award for "Best Information Production" at the International Film and TV Festival of...
    • Date: 1998-03-20