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

October 2016

July 2016

  • July 13, 2016  (16-110)
    Senate Confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress The United States Senate today by a vote of 74-18 confirmed Dr. Carla D. Hayden, longtime chief executive of the Enoch Pratt Free Library system in Baltimore and a former president of the American Library Association, as the 14th Librarian of Congress, for a renewable 10-year term.
    • Date: 2016-07-13

September 2015

February 2013

  • February 13, 2013  (13-014)
    Library Announces National Recording Preservation Plan The Library of Congress today unveiled “The Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan,” a blueprint for saving America’s recorded sound heritage for future generations. The congressionally mandated plan spells out 32 short- and long-term recommendations involving both the public and p
    • Date: 2013-02-13

October 2011

July 2011

July 2007

April 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

September 2002

  • September 16, 2002  (02-132)
    Library of Congress Publishes Annual Report for 2001 The “Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress for 2001” is now available to the public. The report was submitted to Congress earlier by Librarian James H. Billington and accepted by the legislative body. The report, for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2001, describes the Library’s activities in Washington, D.C., and in national and international outreach programs.
    • Date: 2002-09-16

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

February 1997

  • February 7, 1997  (97-022)
    Jefferson Building Centennial Calendar Published In cooperation with the Library of Congress, Fulcrum Publishing has produced a full-color 1997 calendar that depicts the art and architecture of the recently restored Thomas Jefferson Building. The calendar also celebrates the centennial of the Jefferson Building, which was known for many years as the Library of Congress Building and opened its doors to the public on Nov. 1, 1897. Captions and historical...
    • Date: 1997-02-07