Since 1792, the House Library has served as the official repository of Congressional Documents for the House of Representatives. To carry out the library's mission of providing legislative history and information to all patrons, the staff of the House Library preserve and make available a comprehensive collection of House documents that date from the 1st Congress to the present.
House Library Collection
As the holder of all House-produced documents, the House Library is the sole source of many resources dating back to the beginning of Congress as well as other reference materials. The library's extensive collection includes the following resources:
- More than 200,000 print volumes
- Digital databases of congressional information and news coverage
- Congressional publications detailing legislation, roll call votes, committee hearings, and Floor debates
- Relevant journals and newspapers about Congress
- A wide range of legislative and legal reference works
- Books by Representatives.