History & Culture Libraries

Anacostia Community Museum Library

The Anacostia Community Museum Library was created in 1991 to support the research, exhibitions, and public programs of the Smithsonian’s first neighborhood museum, as well as the research needs of the Smithsonian and researchers at large.

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 supports 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 documents, and is among the world's largest postal history and philatelic research facilities.

Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex

The Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex (SLRA) holds over 50,000 monographs, over 300,000 periodical holdings, and is the most subject-diverse branch within the Smithsonian Libraries system.

Vine Deloria, Jr. Library, National Museum of the American Indian

The Deloria Library supports the National Museum of the American Indian Museum, the Cultural Resources Center, and the George G. Heye Center in New York City.