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The Nation's Library : the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Library of Congress.
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[Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress in association with Scala Publishers, [2000]

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160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
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Central Library Z733.U6 L45 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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A celebratory guide, stunningly illustrated, of one of the world's great libraries.

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Library Journal Review

This is the second illustrated book on the Library of Congress (LC) to be published during the library's bicentennial year, the other being James Conaway's America's Library (Professional Media, LJ 10/15/00). Both titles are lavishly illustrated in color and cover much of the same information, although America's Library is more a history of the library and The Nation's Library is more a guide to it. Organized by building (LC has three main buildingsDthe Jefferson, Adams, and Madison), chapters cover the architecture and the significant collections housed in each building. The reader is provided with floor plans of major public areas of each building along with such practical information as hours of service and where to eat. This guide is intended for the general public, of course, but it also provides an excellent review for librarians of LC's collections, facilities, services, and programs from before the acquisition of Thomas Jefferson's personal library to the National Digital Library Program. Recommended for all types of libraries, especially public libraries.DThomas F. O'Connor, Manhattan Coll. Libs., Bronx, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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