For Site Owners
The Library notifies each site owner that we would like to include their content in the archive (with the exception of government websites) prior to archiving. In some cases, the email asks permission to archive or to provide off-site access to researchers.
If a link to this page appeared in your web server logs, or in an email notification from the Library, it is because your website is being crawled by the Library of Congress. The Library has selected your site for inclusion in its historic collection of Internet materials. For general information about the web archiving program, visit our About page. To learn more about the web archiving of your site, visit our site owner FAQ.
If crawling is impacting the performance of your site or you have other concerns, please contact the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team immediately at contact us. The Library would prefer to refrain from crawling any site areas that are not intended for the general public, such as administrative sections. The Web Archiving Team is happy to discuss ways to facilitate capture of desired elements and content by the Library of Congress or its agents or to mitigate crawling of these sections.
The Library hopes that site owners share its vision of preserving web materials. If you have questions, comments, or recommendations concerning the collection of your website by the Library of Congress, please do not hesitate to contact the Web Archiving Team.