All Locations

American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library

Developed to reflect the missions of the two museums with strong holdings in American art, American history and biography, and American crafts.

Anacostia Community Museum Library

The Anacostia Community Museum Library is a resource supporting the mission of the Anacostia Community Museum, which is 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

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 G. Wolbach Library, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Forming one of the world's preeminent astronomical collections from the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

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

The Library will be on the second floor of the National Museum of African American History & Culture which is currently under construction and slated to open in 2016.

National Museum of American History Library

A premier American history collection including all areas of American history, advances in technology, the impact on everyday American life, and scientific developments.

National Museum of Natural History Entomology and Invertebrate Zoology Libraries

Provide information support services to the Department of Zoology and wide array of individuals including pre/post-doctoral students and fellows, and visiting scientists.

National Museum of Natural History Library

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Library consists of the main location (on the 1st floor and basement of the NMNH's East Court) and 11 specialized collections throughout the NMNH building.

National Museum of Natural History Vertebrate Zoology Libraries

Consisting of the Amphibians & Reptiles and Fishes, Birds, and Mammals satellite Libraries in the National Museum of Natural History.

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

A collection of more than 5,000 books and 185 serial titles on zoos and aquariums, animal behavior, veterinary medicine, genetics, nutrition, wildlife conservation, and more.

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.