Library of Congress Alumni Network
One of the most rewarding aspects of my 34 years working at the Library of Congress is the people. I have worked with, and continue to work alongside, a truly incredible team. Dr. Hayden says it best, “Our staff are the treasures at the Library of Congress.” No matter if you were a summer intern, spent a small part — or decades — of your career at the Library, or were a scholar in residence, thank you for your service. We value your contributions as caretakers, curators, protectors, administrators, creators and storytellers.
Your contributions built the foundation that helps the Library connect with Congress and the American people every day.
You are part of our history — what we have been and what we hope to become.
Dr. Hayden and I invite you to join the Library of Congress Alumni Network and stay connected with the Library community. By joining, you will receive the Gazette, Library of Congress Magazine, and other Library news, invitations to special events, and a discount at the Library of Congress Shop.
We look forward to staying connected with you and welcoming you back to the Library.
J. Mark Sweeney
Principal Deputy Librarian of Congress
Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Library of Congress Alumni Network?
The Library of Congress Alumni Network provides former colleagues with opportunities to continue their relationship with the Library and each other.
Note: We will not disclose the personal information you provide to other alumni, without first obtaining permission from you. See our Legal page for more information.
Who is eligible to join The Library of Congress Alumni Network?
Former Library employees, interns and scholars who have retired or left in good standing may join the Alumni Network. They may do so by electing to join the Alumni Network during the Library exit process or signing up via this form External.
I only worked at the Library for the summer; Can I join?
The Library of Congress Alumni Network is open to former employees, interns and scholars regardless of the amount of time they worked at the Library.
What are the benefits of membership in The Library of Congress Alumni Network?
Membership in the Alumni Network keeps you connected to the Library:
- News and Community: Read all the latest news, attend events, receive a discount in the Library of Congress shop and stay connected.
- Volunteering: Make a difference through volunteer events and opportunities to serve as a Library ambassador.
- And much more!
How do I join The Library of Congress Alumni Network?
It’s easy! Use this form External to join and you’ll be a member of the alumni community.
Questions or ideas for the Library of Congress Alumni Network? Contact us at Alumni@loc.gov!