Friday, November 06, 2009

The Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Report from The Library of Congress is Now Available Online

The 2008 report has been released and is now available online. The report is for the 2008 fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2008 (84 color pages; PDF).
Here are some Fast Facts about the Library of Congress for FY 2008:
+ Welcomed more than 1.6 million onsite visitors
+ Provided reference services to 545,084 individuals in person, by telephone and through written and electronic correspondence
+ Recorded a total of 141,847,810 items in the collections:
+ 21,218,408 cataloged books in the Library of Congress classification system
11,599,606 books in large type and raised characters, incunabula (books printed before 1501), monographs and serials, music, bound newspapers, pamphlets, technical reports and other printed material
++ 109,029,796 items in the nonclassified (special) collections, including:
++ 3,005,028 audio materials, such as discs, tapes, talking books and other recorded formats
++ 62,778,118 manuscripts
++ 5,357,385 maps
++ 16,086,572 microforms
++ 5,674,956 pieces of printed sheet music
+++ 14,388,175 visual materials, as follows:
+++ 1,207,776 moving images
+++ 12,536,764 photographs
+++ 98,288 posters
+++ 545,347 prints and drawings
+ Circulated more than 22 million disc, cassette and braille items to more than 500,000 blind and physically handicapped patrons
+ Registered 232,907 claims to copyright
+ Completed 871,287 research assignments for Congress through the Congressional Research Service
+ Prepared 1,529 legal research reports for Congress and oth er federal agencies through the Law Library
+ Recorded more than 85 million visits and 610 million page views on the Library’s website. At year’s end, the Library’s on line historical collections contained 15.3 million digital files
+ Employed a permanent staff of 3,637 employees
+ Operated with a total fiscal 2008 appropriation of $613,496,414, including the authority to spend $50,447,565 in receipts
Access the FY 2008 Annual Report (84 color pages; PDF)
You can access annual reports for the years 2000-2008 on this page. All reports are in PDF.
Source: Library of Congress