U.S. Copyright Office
Library of Congress
About the Catalog

About the Catalog

The Copyright Office Catalog contains approximately 20 million records for works registered and documents recorded with the Copyright Office since 1978.

Included in one integrated database are registrations and preregistrations for books, music, films, sound recordings, maps, software, photographs, art, multimedia, periodicals, magazines, journals, newspapers, etc., as well as records for assignments, transfers, and other documents relating to copyright ownership.

Links to the Copyright Office homepage, Copyright FAQs, and information about services provided by the Office are available at the bottom of each screen.

Online help is always available by selecting links throughout the Catalog and by selecting “Help” from the top or bottom of each screen.

To find out more about searching Copyright Office records and on services provided by the Records Research & Certification Section, see: