The Law Library of Congress was established in 1832 as a department of the Library of Congress. Today, the Law Library of Congress is not only the largest law collection in the world, with 2.65 million volumes, it is also an institution serving Congress and the public with unparalleled research and reference services, and extensive electronic services such as the Global Legal Information Network and the Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation digitization project. This timeline highlights some of the milestones of this development.
The Law Library at 175: A Timeline (1800-2007) (PDF, 175 Kb)
Last Updated: 07/19/2012