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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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What a nice building and a nice reading room with fantastic architecture. We went there for an event in the Coolidge auditorium and a reception on the 2nd floor mezzanine. Do not... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a nice building and a nice reading room with fantastic architecture. We went there for an event in the Coolidge auditorium and a reception on the 2nd floor mezzanine. Do not miss if you have an opportunity to visit the Library of Congress.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In a word: stunning. Get off the Mall and visit the Library of Congress. The soaring, ornate ceilings of the main hall and reading room are over the top, and the detail of the entire building can keep you looking for hours. Jefferson's original library collection is a piece of history not to be missed.

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Thank Todd S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful building with a wonderful collection of books. Particularly interesting was Thomas Jeffersons personal collection of books. No wonder the United States had such wise people as Presidents in the past.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in DC, don't forget to stop inside the Library. It is really beautiful inside. There is an underground tunnel that goes from the library to the capital. The library opens at 8am, so it's a great morning stop before seeing the capital.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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Westminster, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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Thank Cor V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 6 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 6 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 1 week ago

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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