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

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 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.