James Madison Memorial Building
The James Madison Memorial Building is located between First and Second Streets on Independence Avenue SE. The building was constructed from 1971 to 1976, and serves as the official memorial to President James Madison.
The Madison Building is also home to the Mary Pickford Theater, the “motion picture and television reading room” of the Library of Congress. The theater hosts regular free screenings of classic and contemporary movies and television shows.
The Vault is two football fields long!
Habte M Tecleamariam, Senior Reference Librarian at the Map Division at the Library Of Congress and Edward David Luft discussing maps
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My excellent guide, Edward D Luft
The birth certificate of America
Flag of the Library of Congress
|Established||April 24, 1800|
|Size||23,892,068 catalogued books in the Library of Congress Classification system; 5,711 incunabula (books printed before 1500), 14,067,260 monographs and serials, music, bound newspapers, pamphlets, technical reports, and other printed material; and 122,810,430 items in the nonclassified (special) collections:
160,775,469 total Items
|Access and use|
|Circulation||Library does not publicly circulate|
|Population served||535 members of the United States Congress, their staff, and members of the public|
|Director||Carla Hayden (Librarian of Congress)|
With Karen Fishman, supervisor
Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division