Natural & Physical Sciences Libraries

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.

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 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 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 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