Natural & Physical Sciences Libraries

Botany and Horticulture Library

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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.

National Museum of Natural History Library

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The National Museum of Natural History Library consists of the Main Location and 15 specialized collections throughout the National Museum of Natural History building.

John G. Wolbach Library, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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

National Museum of Natural History Vertebrate Zoology Libraries

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

John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology

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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

National Zoological Park Library

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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.

Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

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

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Library

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

Museum Support Center Library

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

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Library

Gustavia Superba from Biologia Centrali Americana - Botany

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

National Museum of Natural History Entomology and Invertebrate Zoology Libraries

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