The interior of the Library of Congress

The interior of the Library of Congress

Bookshelves inside the Library of Congress

Bookshelves inside the Library of Congress

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Approximately 530 miles of Bookshelves

2004
<p>The Library of Congress, as seen from the outside</p>

The Library of Congress, as seen from the outside

In 2004 the Library of Congress contained 130,000,000 physical items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. Its collections included more than 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 58 million manuscripts

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