This was recently published on the VOA website by Art Chimes:
"The Library of Congress is the world's largest library, with tens of millions of items that attract scholars from all over the world to do research. But soon, those scholars may not have to travel far to do their research. Some of the library's treasures are starting to appear online.
"The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, housing millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts. Like many other great research libraries, the Library of Congress has been moving into the digital world. One way they're doing it is through a scanning project that has so far put 25,000 books online for anyone to read or download."
To read the entire article, go to: http://www.voanews.com/english/Science/2009-01-23-voa29.cfm.
The scanned books from the Library of Congress are online at: http://www.archive.org/index.php