Library of Congress Magazine (LCM) is published bimonthly to tell the Library’s stories, to showcase its many talented staff, and to share and promote the use of the resources of the world’s largest library.

Current Issue

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Vol. 2 No. 1: January-February 2013

A presidential inauguration comes but once every four years, but they’ve all had their special character. This issue focuses on presidents and those national celebrations where they are sworn in. Also: sharing Rachmaninoff’s music, preserving our national film heritage and how to register for copyright.

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Issues from 2012

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Vol. 1 No. 2: November-December 2012

A new exhibition highlighting the personal aspects of the Civil War in America is the focus of the cover story of this issue, which also includes a celebration of books that shaped America, the facts behind the Maya calendar and 2012, and the first recipe for pumpkin pie.

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Vol. 1 No. 1: September-October 2012

The War of 1812 resulted in the burning of the U.S. Capitol and its contents. The Library of Congress arose from those ashes to become the largest library in the history of the world. Our premiere issue discusses our history and the services we offer to Congress and to researchers today.

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Library of Congress Information Bulletin

The first issue of the Library of Congress Staff Information Bulletin was published on Jan. 23, 1942—nearly two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor that led to America’s entry into World War II. The publication provided the staff with wartime information such as air-raid watches, In July 1943, the publication was renamed the Library of Congress Information Bulletin and its audience was broadened to include the public as well as the staff. Through improvements in technology, the Information Bulletin evolved from a mimeographed sheet to a four-color printed publication produced using digital technology. Issues dating from 1993-2011 are accessible online. Its successor publication, Library of Congress Magazine, debuted in 2012.

Go to Library of Congress Information Bulletin (1993-2011)