A behind‑the‑scenes look at the Library of Congress, exploring the institution's history and touring through the library's rare books, photos, and maps.

About This Series

This program looks behind-the-scenes at the Library of Congress, allowing viewers to learn the history of the institution as they tour the Library's iconic Jefferson Building and see some of the treasures found in its collections of rare books, photos, and maps. It also features a look at some of the presidential papers housed there, ranging from George Washington through Calvin Coolidge. Viewers learn how the library uses technology to preserve its holdings and expand public access to them. It also shows how technology is helping to uncover new information about some of the items in its collections.