Ever wondered what the biggest library in the world is?

You thought the City of Tea Tree Gully Library was big? We have around 150,000 resources on our catalogue, however we pale in comparison to the largest library in the world, the US Library of Congress in Washington DC. congress

 

 

 

 

 

 

This library is housed in three massive buildings, and boasts a collection of over 130 million items, on 850 kilometres of shelving! It stores approximately 20 terabytes of digital information (thats about 2500 home computers worth) and is home to one of the only four perfect vellum Gutenberg bibles, the draft of the Declaration of Independence, and the largest collection of Government material in the world. And none of it is available for loan!