In many cases, you will find that the information you
need is available at your local library. Your local library
will often be able to respond to your query more quickly
than the Library of Congress, and is better able to identify
and respond to your specific and ongoing needs.
Public libraries are often listed in the government section
("blue pages" in the U.S.) or business section
("yellow pages") of your local telephone book.
You may also use these Internet resources to find libraries
by name or location:
(The Library Index): International library
directory, search by keyword or browse by country. The keyword
search is most effective for finding libraries in the U.S.;
the browse feature works best for finding libraries outside
International directory of library websites. Search by keyword
or browse by region. Maintained by the University of California
and mirrored at several sites worldwide.
Library Locator: Searchable directory enabling
users to find U.S. public libraries by name, state, size
of collection, number of staff and other criteria. From
the U.S. Department of Education.
Libraries: List of U.S. state library websites.
Developed by the Library of Congress and the American Library