A series of innovative features at the Library greets visitors, seamlessly integrating the onsite experience in the Thomas Jefferson Building with the Library’s online experience. These features include the newly launched “Passport to Knowledge” and Knowledge Quest game.
Visitors receive a "Passport to Knowledge" as they enter the building, letting them personalize their visit while exploring the Library’s collections and educational content onsite and, later, online. Each passport bears a unique barcode that connects to personalized accounts on the Library’s interactive companion site, myLOC.gov, which is also revamped and enhanced.
As visitors physically and virtually navigate through the Library’s most treasured collections, they will be able to build their own collection of items of interest at myLOC interactive kiosks located throughout the Thomas Jefferson Building. Upon returning home or to the classroom, visitors will be able to access their customized collections on myLOC.gov and continue exploring the Library’s vast resources online.
Beyond building personalized collections, the Passport to Knowledge will invite visitors to participate in Knowledge Quest, an educational adventure that lets players investigate unique artifacts from the Library’s buildings and exhibitions. As with their virtual tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building, a visitor’s Knowledge Quest will also be able to continue online at myLOC.gov.
In addition to the Passport to Knowledge and Knowledge Quest, other educational content will be featured in the Library of Congress Experience. Through myLOC.gov, teachers will gain access to an even greater range of educational resources that will transform a visit to the Library into a meaningful learning experience for students. Onsite and online multimedia activities will engage young people to think critically, inspiring lifelong learning and future exploration of the Library’s collections.