Great Hall of the Library of Congress inside the Thomas Jefferson Building
The library expanded to the Adams, then the Madison Building and eventually, opened the Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia for all the audio-visual holdings, including classic movies. Librarian James Billington, appointed by President Reagan and unanimously approved by Congress, served until 2016, expanding the digital holdings exponentially, as well as acquiring a copy of Magna Carta on loan, the Bay Psalm Book, and other almost priceless artifacts. He also raised over five hundred million dollars in private donations.
Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress inside the Thomas Jefferson Building
Scholars and researchers, as well as Congressmen, can use the library, although only in the reading room itself, and following strict rules, including acquiring proper clearance. The Library of Congress is the largest general library in the world, and only getting larger. Safeguards are in place so it will not burn down again.