All Locations

American Art and Portrait Gallery Library

The AA/PG Library is the leading destination for study in American art and portraiture, and includes strong holdings in American and European art, American history and biography, and American crafts.

Anacostia Community Museum Library

The Anacostia Community Museum Library supports the mission of the Anacostia Community Museum, to enhance understanding of contemporary urban experiences and strengthen community bonds by conserving the past, documenting the present, and serving as a catalyst for shaping the future.

Botany and Horticulture Library

The Botany Library and Horticulture Branch Library provide research support for the departments and the large number of botanists world-wide who use the collections and resources.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library

The major resource in the United States for books, trade catalogs, serials, pictures, and archival material covering design and decorative art from the Renaissance to the present.

Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

The Dibner Library is the Smithsonian's collection of rare books and manuscripts relating to the history of science and technology. Located in the American History Museum in Washington, DC.

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Library

With more than eighty-six thousand volumes, the Library now is considered one of the finest repositories of Asian art resources in the United States.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library

A research collection devoted to modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, video, film and emerging art forms

John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

The Library collection reflects the important role that the Smithsonian Institution played in the development of anthropology as a formal discipline in the United States

Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

The Cullman Library holds the Smithsonian's collection of rare books in anthropology and the natural sciences.

Museum Support Center Library

Serving the research needs of staff at the Smithsonian's Museum Support Center for the purposes of collections storage, research, and conservation.

National Air and Space Museum Library

A premier aviation and aerospace history collection, the library supports research by the Museum’s curatorial staff and aviation researchers around the world

National Museum of African American History & Culture Library and Archives

The Library, slated to open in the fall of 2016,  will support the mission of the museum, and the research and documentation of all aspects of the African American experience.

National Museum of American History Library

A premier American history collection covering all areas of American history and culture, including social, economic, technological and scientific developments.

National Museum of Natural History Library

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Library consists of the main location (in NMNH's East Court) and 11 specialized collections throughout the NMNH building.

National Postal Museum Library

Contains more than 40,000 books, journals, catalogs, and archival documents, and is among the world's largest postal history and philatelic research facilities.

National Zoological Park Library

Opened in 1898, the National Zoological Park library is one of the oldest in continuing existence at the Smithsonian.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Library

Provides support for the scientists studying coastal zone ecosystems and the education staff and programs.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries Research Annex

 The Research Annex contains 8,000 monographs and 245,000 serial holdings with broad strengths in the following areas of the 19th and 20th centuries:

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Library

The Library supports research, publications, exhibits and public programming of the Institution, as well as those of other museums and research institutions in Central America and Panama

Vine Deloria, Jr. Library, National Museum of the American Indian

Supports the Cultural Resources Center, the George Gustave Heye Center, and the National Museum of the American Indian Museum.

Warren M. Robbins Library, National Museum of African Art

The major resource center in the United States for the research and study of the visual arts of Africa with more than 50,000 volumes.