Explore the Library of Congress digital collections. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. Use LOC Collections to access iconic photos, historic maps, books, films, newspapers, manuscripts & sound recordings.
Search & browse millions of items.
Save & share your favorites.
Zoom in to explore images in detail.
Read books.
Search historic newspapers.
Watch early films from Thomas Edison & other pioneers.
Explore the papers of U.S. presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln & more).
View iconic photos & maps documenting the Civil War.
View letters, diaries & notes in the papers of Rosa Parks, Mary Church Terrell, Susan B. Anthony & other changemakers.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

Minor updates to About the Library of Congress.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Great Resource

This app is very helpful. It makes navigating the different collections way easier and faster.

However, there are some things that could be added. For starters, the website has a better system to view and zoom in on things. For example, if I’m looking at a newspaper, on the website I can easily zoom in and find what I need. But on the app it’s just a blurry picture and I can’t read anything.

HollinTolland ,

Issue using Favorites features in iOS release 1.3.0 in

Submitted issue report to LOC. Awaiting feedback. I can’t establish or retrieve Favorites due to an Apple ID integration issue.
Question ID: 15405657
Your question: In the new iOS LOC Collections app version 1.3.0 when attempting to add a Favorite by clicking on the star within an item page and also when clicking on the VIEW My Favorites link on the main app screen, I get an error pop up stating: “iCloud Login Required - This app uses iCloud to save items. Please sign in to your device with your Apple ID in the IOS Settings app.” I am signed into my iCloud account on my iPhone where I’ve downloaded the app from the App Store. I have a Verizon iPhone X model MQCL2LL/A running iOS release 13.4.5 (17F5044d).

Ken in LOW ,

Limited views

Many of the entries are impossible to view. They show as small thumbnails that do not expand or, if they do expand, are illegible. This app is pretty useless.


Library Of Congress
134.9 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity


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