Library of Congress Digital Collections

Posted on October 8, 2021

by Jeanene Wolf

LPCPL is pleased to announce that 278 Library of Congress digital collection records are now in our system, with direct links from our online catalog! Each has a subject term that can be easily searched to find these remarkable collections. 


The Library of Congress houses over 171 million items, 15 million of which are digital items available online. Most of the collections include historical items, such as maps and music from the Civil War or life in the early 1800’s, but there are also more current topics, such as items in the Zine web archive.



Once you go into an item in the online catalog, click on the hyperlink under Electronic Resources (towards the bottom of the information) and you will go directly to the items in that collection.


Here are a few examples:

Before and after the great earthquake and fire: early films of San Francisco, 1897 to 1916

Amazing Grace

World War history: newspaper clippings, 1914 to 1926

Open access books

Mapping the National Parks

Comics literature and criticism

African-American band music & recordings, 1883 to 1923


Jeanene Wolf

Jeanene Wolf

Jeanene is the Cataloger in Technical Services at La Porte County Public Library. Since beginning work at the library in 2016, she has been a customer service specialist in circulation, a materials processor in Technical Services, and is super excited to now be cataloging. In her previous lives, she has been an after-school teacher, a high school English teacher, and an elementary librarian. In her free time (ha, ha! what’s that?!), she likes to read mysteries, watch sci-fi shows on Netflix, and plan her next trip – a Star Trek cruise, perhaps.
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