History & Culture Libraries

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.

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.

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 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.

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:

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.