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 1.8.0

- Add and edit your own Notes on Folders and your favorite Items.
- Your Notes are displayed on your favorite Items.
- Your Notes are included when sharing a Folder or an Item.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 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.

Goodies99 ,


This is a great app to see and read about history. Being able to read the detailed description about the pictures and collections is amazing. Love the format and the accessibility of it.

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).

App Privacy

The developer, Library of Congress, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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