Searches for Library of Congress Control Numbers (LCCN), International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN), and International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSN). Numbers must be entered in exact order beginning with the first character. Standard numbers can help you retrieve specific records from the LC Catalog.
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 162 million items. The collections include books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts.
The Browse shortcut URL is: https://catalog.loc.gov/browse. Browse Options. Browse offers four types of searches: Searches against controlled lists of authors/creators, subjects, names/titles, and series/uniform titles used by the Library of Congress - along with cross-references. These controlled terms are referred to as "authorized headings."
Catalogs & Finding Aids. Use the online catalog to search the Library's collections by keyword or browse materials by subject, title, author & more. While much of our content is available in digital format, a majority of the collections have not yet been digitized.
The Library of Congress Online Catalog contains approximately 14 million records representing books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials. The Online Catalog also displays searching aids for users, such as cross-references and scope notes.
Enter more words to increase the relevance of your search results. Capitalization does not matter. Limits can be added. Keyword (TITLE) - Search Tips. Matches search word (s) found in titles (including subtitles, alternate titles, translated titles, and the statement of responsibility).
The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress.
The Library's cataloging services include search vocabularies, classification, policy, products, training & cooperative programs. Cooperative Cataloging Programs The Library is committed to cooperative cataloging to benefit the world-wide library community. Shared standards & policies enable efficiencies & data sharing on a global scale.
Databases (Library of Congress Electronic Resources Online Catalog). Licensed and recommended free databases, indexing and abstracting services, and full-text reference resources.
Scope of the Catalog. Library of Congress collections contain over 171 million books, periodicals, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources. The LC Catalog contains over 20 million records describing these collections. You can search catalog records by keyword or browse by authors/creators, subjects, names/titles ...