Posted on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at 12:39 pm under Events

by
Alex, Class of 2016
(originally posted October 1, 2012)

Yesterday I took a couple of hours off from work so that I could attend an orientation session at the Library of Congress (LOC). I figured that this would be the best way to learn about all that the library has to offer. Here are just a few fun facts that I learned in my time there today:

-The LOC has over 151 million items within its collection. This includes books, magazines, newspapers, etc…
-The LOC currently has 7 off-site warehouses to store its overflow of resources. The library is currently going through the process of asking for funding which will provide at least 3 more of these storage facilities.
-There are nearly 600 miles of shelf within the LOC’s three buildings on Capitol Hill.

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