Library Of Congress - Virtual Tour

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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A treasure trove of information for tourists and students.

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Exploring the library and thumbing through pictures and audio segments is very intuitive.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Library Of Congress - Virtual Tour is an educational app that gives users a behind-the-scenes tour of the nation's oldest federal cultural institution. Users can read about areas such as the Main Reading Room and Great Hall, as well as famous exhibits such as the Gutenberg Bible. They're also able to see pictures of the exhibits and architecture of the library and listen to audio files discussing their unique characteristics.

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Adult Written byJo AnneF March 14, 2016

Not available as of March 2016

I have searched link after link. This app is not currently available.
Parent of a 3, 7, 10, and 12-year-old Written bymagicandmayhem November 26, 2010

Not likely to hold anybody's attention

I downloaded this app after seeing it highly rated by Common Sense and was really disappointed. While there's nothing objectionable in it, there's no... Continue reading

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Is it any good?

Even if you've visited the Library Of Congress, this app is an exceptional tool to help you get a better sense of the history and magnificence of the world's largest library. It's an invaluable tool for students researching the facility and would even be useful for self-guided tours. Beyond information about the library itself, the app offers several related links for each subject (which go to the LOC web site). These are helpful, but it would have been nice to have this information included (and formatted) as part of the app, rather than an external link, which detracts slightly from the experience.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: August 11, 2010
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Library of Congress
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.1.3 or later
  • Last updated: April 29, 2020

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