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The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation ( is in Culpeper, Virginia approximately 75 miles southwest of Washington, DC.  Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is about an hour’s drive away and provides air access to all over the world.   Culpeper, Virginia is also by Amtrak Rail from New York and Washington, DC.

 Located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Culpeper, Virginia, the Library's Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center provides underground storage for this entire collection on 90 miles of shelving, together with extensive modern facilities for the acquisition, cataloging and preservation of all audio-visual formats.

The Packard Campus was created through a unique partnership between the Packard Humanities Institute, the United States Congress, the Library of Congress, and the Architect of the Capitol.

The Library of Congress holds the nation's largest public collection of sound recordings containing music, spoken word and radio broadcasts, nearly 3.5 million recordings in all. Over 110 years of sound recordings history is represented in nearly every audio format, from cylinders to CDs, covering a wide range of subjects and genres in considerable depth and breadth




AES - Audio Engineering Society