Library of Congress – new personalized site, myLOC.gov

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 19, 2012

“The Library holds the largest rare-book collection in North America (more than 700,000 volumes), including the largest collection of 15th-century books in the Western Hemisphere. The collection also includes the first extant book printed in North America, “The Bay Psalm Book” (1640). Approximately half of the Library’s book and serial collections are in languages other than English. The collections contain materials in some 470 languages. The oldest written material in the Library is a cuneiform tablet dating from 2040 B.C. The Library’s collection includes more than 50,000 genealogies. Approximately half of the Library’s book and serial collections are in languages other than English. The collections contain materials in some 470 languages. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with more than 138 million items on approximately 650 miles of bookshelves.The Library’s Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature contains recordings of more than 2,000 poets reading their own work. Approximately half of the Library’s book and serial collections are in languages other than English. The collections contain materials in some 470 languages. Approximately half of the Library’s book and serial collections are in languages other than English. The collections contain materials in some 470 languages.”

  • “The Library’s new, personalized site, myLOC.gov, presents many of these items in compelling online exhibitions that reveal our nation’s history, knowledge and creativity through primary sources, engaging activities and materials for teachers and students.”
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