Is the Library of Congress
really a national library
From "Jefferson's Legacy - A Brief History of the Library of Congress" by John Y. Cole http://lcweb.loc.gov/loc/legacy/:
Since its creation, the Library of Congress has been part of the legislative branch of the American government, and even though it is recognized as the de facto national library of the United States, it does not have that official designation. Nevertheless, it performs those functions performed by national libraries elsewhere and has become a symbol of American democracy and faith in the power of learning.
about that document, it appears to be fact-based propaganda
and contains very few facts that shed the Library of Congress
in anything but a positive light