900 Posted on May 11, 2022 at 6:13 am by Gene Ambaum Characters: Martin Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPinterestEmail Tags 2 thoughts on “900” David Nuttall says: May 12, 2022 at 11:34 pm Unfortunately, the local town library does not have the budget or space to house every book. That is the job of the Library of Congress, but only for American publishers. The LoC also has an extensive, but not exhaustive, collection of foreign published works as well. Reply SueB, NH says: May 14, 2022 at 1:39 pm From LoC”s website: “Please note: The Library of Congress does not keep a copy of every title ever published.” The primary mission of the LoC is to be the library of CONGRESS. It is not the “Library of the United States”, not a national library. So, no, it is not the job of the LoC to “house every book”, even for just American publishers. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.