The physical Copyright Office historical records comprised a card catalog, Catalog of Copyright Entries (CCEs) volumes, record books, and microfilm.
Employees cannot perform title searches, nor are they permitted to perform lien searches.
However, they will assist you in the use of the equipment and the sources of information available.
Depending on the complexity of your search, you may wish to seek the assistance of a title company or attorney.
Subdivision Plat Platted subdivisions are recorded as a part of the Official Records.
The following types of documents are available for search: Looking for something specific?
There are several ways to search through our public documents to find just what you need.Or, learn more about requesting records that are not available in the Public Records Portal.The Public Records Portal is one of several tools available on this website to access public documents of various types. When the copyright function was centralized in the Library of Congress in 1870, requests for copyright registration were examined, numbered, and recorded by Library staff in records books.This system was maintained until 1889 when a card system went into effect.Just type a search term into the using the search box prominently displayed at the top of the home page.