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Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20540
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Though the Library of Congress doesn't own every book ever published, it...

Though the Library of Congress doesn't own every book ever published, it sure has most of them, with 532 miles of shelves and 115 million items, with 7,000 added each working day.

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It was my dream to be here and know how exactly thi works. With an absolute structure, things has been kept here in their best form .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was my dream to be here and know how exactly thi works. With an absolute structure, things has been kept here in their best form .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Truly our forefathers thought of future generations. One way to provide sustaining education is to ensure that knowledge is imparted freely to anyone wanting. Thus reading books was the method of learning. The world in these formative years of the USA became smaller with text. It was the Library of Congress as here is where you learn the facts and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently got my official Library of Congress card. Went in without appointment and got my card. Process was straight forward and easy. I encourage all to get your card. Access to a wealth of information for bibliophiles!

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can spend hours exploring the Library on you own if you want, or you can opt for the guided tour to learn some of the "behind the scenes" secrets you may not see by yourself!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely spectacular building. Very European. Can sign up to be able to use the library. Be sure and take the tour.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great attraction to stop by, beautiful architecture and gorgeous decorations. It feels very grand. Pro-tip; visit on a Saturday and if you have to drive there (instead of mass-transit or uber, etc) you can park by the Supreme Court for free!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A place where much more than documents are kept, treasured and displayed. Not all parliaments have libraries that go beyond serving MPs, and here you have one that speaks to the nation about history, inspiration, ideals: the adventure of mankind, borrowing - on occasion - components from elsewhere in the world.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First of all, library is the greatest structure I think. When you walking around and inside you can aware easily. The most important thing is you can reach all the records and books both online and by hand if you are over 16 year-old. Staff is always kind, polite,cooperative and friendly. You can feel suddenly as if you are in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Be sure to see the main reading room in the Jefferson Building. The lobbying leading to it is quite beautiful as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not only a perfect place to work, study, search books but you are visiting a beautiful building, beautiful inside and out. Great paintings!

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