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Library of Congress Website Status History
Loc.gov server report and response time

The above graph displays service status activity for Loc.gov over the last 10 automatic checks. The blue bar displays the response time, which is better when smaller. If no bar is displayed for a specific time it means that the service was down and the site was offline.

Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
19:208.05 ms. 
22:089.57 ms.
01:007.26 ms. 
11:306.66 ms.
05:256.37 ms. 
13:127.78 ms.
17:207.25 ms. 
23:2331.45 ms.
11:158.47 ms. 
00:0910.33 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 18:28

We have tried pinging Library of Congress website using our server and the website returned the above results. If loc.gov is down for us too there is nothing you can do except waiting. Probably the server is overloaded, down or unreachable because of a network problem, outage or a website maintenance is in progress...

Can't Access Library of Congress - Troubleshooting Instructions

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Browser Related Problems

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Having Problems with Accessing Loc.gov?
Sam Morrison · 20 July 2016 - 19:55
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

So do we! The work load is backing up!!!

Sam Morrison · 20 July 2016 - 19:54
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Loc.gov has been down since Monday morning. The last tweet was 8 hours ago saying hoping to have service restored soon. They said that yesterday. The outage caused by a DOS aka Denial of Service.

Laura K. Abraham · 20 July 2016 - 13:58
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

I can't reach LCSH and TGM, and I need them for my job..

Vicki Goetz · 19 July 2016 - 16:09
· · Firefox 47.0 on Mac

I've been trying to log on most of the morning to apply for a CIP block and have had no success.

Meredith Phillips · 19 July 2016 - 15:13
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

It's back up!

Jerome Marcantel · 19 July 2016 - 13:31
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

If anyone needs LoC documents and not services (Catalog, etc.), most of the LoC online collection is mirrored at Archive.org [https://archive.org/details/library_of_congress]

Centros 7 Op · 19 July 2016 - 08:44
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

Bu siteye erişim Tarafımda Kesilmiştir .

Rebekka Puig · 17 July 2016 - 19:37
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Has it really been down that long? I could have sworn I used it yesterday...

Ömer Türksg · 17 July 2016 - 17:07
· · Chrome 30.0 on Android

Bu Site Root Developer Üyesi Centros 7 tarafından erişime kapatılmıştır .
Bütün Dünya Sesimiz İle İnleyecek .

Kirsten Cottontail · 4 April 2016 - 17:02
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

It was working this morning, but now it's just not responding at all.

Deborah Cook · 16 February 2016 - 14:49
· · Chrome 48.0 on Windows

Cannot access http://www.loc.gov/pictures. Have been receiving an error message since yesterday afternoon.

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