I am often asked how the Law Library acquires so much foreign material. While we have DC-based staff members who work with foreign book dealers and publishers, the Library of Congress also has six overseas offices which acquire, catalog, and preserve library materials from countries where it has been more difficult to obtain such items through conventional methods.
This week’s Pic of the Week is from our field office in Jakarta. This office acquires library materials in all subjects from Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam and has satellite offices in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Manila. The pic shows recent acquisitions of law titles being readied for shipment to Washington, DC.