US Library of Congress

US Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

These photographs are from the Jefferson building which is one of three buildings that make up the United States Library of Congress. Located at Capitol Hill in Washington DC.  The Beaux Arts architecture style with fine decorations, murals, paintings, marble halls, columns, carved hardwoods and a stained glass dome. It has been called “the richest interior in America”.

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Library Of Congress Main Hall Ceiling

Library Of Congress Main Hall Ceiling

Main Hall Ceiling at the Library Of Congress in Washington DC. View to the Beaux Arts architecture style with fine decorations, murals, paintings, marble halls, columns, carved hardwoods and a stained glass dome. The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Image is also available as a black and white print.

Main Hall Ceiling Library Of Congress

Main Hall Ceiling Library Of Congress

Main Hall Ceiling at the Library Of Congress in Washington DC. View to the Beaux Arts architecture style with fine decorations, murals, paintings, marble halls, columns, carved hardwoods and a stained glass dome. The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Image is also available as a black and white print.

United States Library Of Congress

United States Library Of Congress

A view of the interior of the United States Library of Congress. Seen is a section of one of the ceilings with all the magnificent murals, elaborate ornamentation and architectural details. The Library of Congress is one of the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States and one of the two largest libraries in the world. It has been called “the richest interior in America”.

US Library Of Congress

US Library Of Congress

A view of the interior of the United States Library of Congress. Seen is a section of one of the ceilings with all the magnificent murals, elaborate ornamentation and architectural details. The Library of Congress is one of the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States and one of the two largest libraries in the world. It has been called “the richest interior in America”.

Library Of Congress

Library Of Congress

A view of the interior of the United States Library of Congress. Seen is a section of one of the ceilings with all the magnificent murals, elaborate ornamentation and architectural details. The Library of Congress is one of the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States and one of the two largest libraries in the world. It has been called “the richest interior in America”.

Main Reading Room Library Of Congress Black and White

Main Reading Room Library Of Congress BW

Main Reading Room at the Library Of Congress in Washington DC. View to the Beaux Arts architecture style with fine decorations, murals, paintings, marble halls, columns, carved hardwoods and a stained glass dome. The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Image is also available as a color print.

Library Of Congress Main Reading Room

Library Of Congress Main Reading Room

An upper look at the Main Reading Room at the United States Library Of Congress in Washington DC.

Main Reading Room Library Of Congress

Main Reading Room Library Of Congress

Main Reading Room at the Library Of Congress in Washington DC. View to the Beaux Arts architecture style with fine decorations, murals, paintings, marble halls, columns, carved hardwoods and a stained glass dome. The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Image is also available as a black and white print.

US Library Of Congress

US Library Of Congress

A view to the east from the great hall interior of the United States Library of Congress to the ceiling with all the magnificent murals above, elaborate ornamentation and architecture. The Library of Congress is one of the oldest federal cultural institution in the Unites States and one of the two largest libraries in the world. It has been called “the richest interior in America”.

Great Hall Library Of Congress

Great Hall Library Of Congress

Main Hall and bronze statue of female figure on newel post holding a torch of electric light at the Library Of Congress in Washington DC. The Beaux Arts architecture style with fine decorations, murals, paintings, marble halls and columns. The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

Members Room Library Of Congress II

Members Room Library Of Congress II

Members Room at the Library Of Congress in Washington DC. The Beaux Arts architecture style with fine decorations, murals, paintings, marble halls and columns. The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

Members Room Library Of Congress

Members Room Library Of Congress

Members Room at the Library Of Congress in Washington DC. The Beaux Arts architecture style with fine decorations, murals, paintings, marble halls and columns. The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

Thomas Jefferson Building Hallway

Thomas Jefferson Building Hallway

Thomas Jefferson Building Hall at the Library Of Congress in Washington DC. The Beaux Arts architecture style with fine decorations, murals, paintings, marble halls and columns. The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

Thomas Jefferson Building Hall

Thomas Jefferson Building Hall

Thomas Jefferson Building Hall at the Library Of Congress in Washington DC. The Beaux Arts architecture style with fine decorations, murals, paintings, marble halls and columns. The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

Library Of Congress Cherubs

Library Of Congress Cherubs

Detail view to one of the marble staircases from the Main Hall at the Library Of Congress in Washington DC. The Beaux Arts architecture style with fine decorations, murals, paintings, marble halls and columns. The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

Erected Under The Act Of Congress

Erected Under The Act Of Congress

Chief of Engineers U.S.A.The Beaux Arts architecture style with fine decorations, murals, paintings, marble halls and columns. The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Image is also available as a black and white print.

Erected Under The Act Of Congress

From the Library of Congress:

The Main Reading Room is the principal point for gaining access to the Library’s general collections of books and bound periodicals. Every day, hundreds of books and bound periodical volumes are delivered from the stacks for use in the Main Reading Room. Even researchers who will go on to work in one of the specialized reading rooms often begin their work in the Main Reading Room in order to use the electronic resources in the Microform and Electronic Resources Center (LJ-139, the former Computer Catalog Center), to consult the Main Card Catalog, to obtain an orientation to the Library as a whole, or to use some of the approximately 70,000 volumes in the Main Reading Room reference collection.

Researchers in the Main Reading Room are assisted by a staff of skilled reference librarians. Each member of the reference staff is also a subject specialist as well as a generalist. A number hold advanced degrees in their fields, and many serve as guest lecturers at universities, deliver papers at conferences, publish in professional journals, or contribute to scholarly collections and reference works. Support staff in the Reading Room retrieve requested items from the stacks and work to locate missing materials.

 



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