Can I buy a book from the Library of Congress?

The Library of Congress does not sell books from its collections. See your local librarian or a book dealer in your area to find information on how to purchase books; or consult an online database with information on purchasing books. The Library does photocopy materials from its collections within copyright guidelines;  The Library's sales shop sells Library of Congress publications and other items.  For more information, please see: Copying and Printing Services for Collection Materials at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress does not sell books from its collections. If you are hoping to purchase a particular book for your research or to add to your collection, we suggest that you contact your local library or a new or used bookseller in your area for information about how to find a copy to purchase.

The Library's Duplication Services makes copies of materials from its collections within copyright guidelines.  The Library's sales shop sells Library of Congress publications and other items. 

For more information, please see: Copying and Printing Services for Collection Materials at the Library of Congress


Last Updated: May 28, 2020
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