03 January 2012

Library Census Maps 1,000 Federal Libraries


I love maps and when they are showing us where over 1,000 federal libraries are located – that makes it even better!  I had just never thought about the various federal departments having libraries as well as the branches of the military, the judicial and legislative branches, and what are called independent agencies (which includes NARA, the CIA library and much more!)

“Profiles of U.S. federal libraries from around the world are now available online. Presented dynamically with an interactive mapping tool, the Federal Library Directory displays geographic and collections data from more than 1,000 libraries. This publicly available dataset identifies members of the federal library and information center community and offers current information on their locations, collections, services and specialties...”


Read the full news release from the Library of Congress.


Editor’s Note: The mapping software is only viewed using the Mozilla Firefox browser [this can be freely downloaded]. If you are unable to use Firefox, click here for a PDF file of the directory.


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