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 In 1958, Congress permitted its library to establish locations overseas. Specifically, they’re set up when research materials can’t be retrieved any other way.

The library collects resources from just about every country and language; typically, acquisitions staff work with international vendors, who send materials to the library’s Capitol Hill home. But this model doesn’t work in areas without a robust infrastructure, or those ruled by regimes with little interest in sharing.