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Government Documents - Congress, Laws, and Legislation: Library of Congress

This guide provides information about how to find laws, legislative history, U.S. Congressional publications, and the publications of Congressional agencies.

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About the agency

The Library of Congress (LoC) was founded in 1800 and is the largest library in the world. Its mission is " to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people" (LoC web site). In addition to having a vast collection of books, maps, films, photographs, and other material, LoC also has robust digital collections and programs. LoC also houses the Copyright Office.

Our holdings

Government Documents has a partial collection of LoC publications. Titles include the following:

Annual report of the Librarian of Congress (LC 1.1:)

Accessions list for various book procurement centers

Information bulletin (LC 1.18:)

We also have many monographs, reports, bibliographies, and other material. Check the Voyager online catalog for specific titles.

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