A. Library of Congress
B. British Museum Library
C. National Library of Pakistan
D. Alexandra Library
Submitted by: Gul Hassan Lakho
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world with more than 168 million items. The Library was founded in 1800, making it the oldest federal cultural institution in the nation. On August 24, 1814, British troops burned the Capitol building (where the Library was housed) and destroyed the Library’s core collection of 3,000 volumes. On January 30, 1815, Congress approved the purchase of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library of 6,487 books for $23,950.