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Pattern books on display in Dibner Library

Smithsonian Libraries Tours for ALA Annual

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Smithsonian Libraries invites library colleagues from around the world to tour three of our 21 branches while visiting Washington, DC for the American Libraries Association Annual Conference. These special behind-the-scenes tours will give guests an opportunity to see our rare books and special collections in art, history and science, as well as chat with Smithsonian Libraries staff and network with each other.

Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition Booth at ALA Annual

Friday, June 21, 2019

Will you be in at the American Libraries Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in June 2019? Find us in Booth #2345.

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Adopt-a-Book Evening 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Please join the Smithsonian Libraries for our annual Adopt-a-Book evening!

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Book Club: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Join the Smithsonian Libraries for Book Club! On July 14, we will be discussing Douglas Adams' award-winning novelThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Participants will also be treated to rare artifacts and books to shed light on some of the themes within the book. A light brunch will be served.

News

Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian Gardens Unveil “Cultivating America’s Gardens”

Monday, April 24, 2017

Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian Gardens will present a new exhibition, “Cultivating America’s Gardens,” at the National Museum of American History May 4 through August 2018.

Smithsonian Research Online Reaches 80,000 Items

Monday, January 30, 2017

Smithsonian Research Online, an ever-expanding collection of published scholarly work from Smithsonian staff, researchers and fellows, has added its 80,000th item.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library Adds University of Toronto Libraries as a New Member

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is pleased to welcome the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) as a new Member. UTL is the first Canadian library to join the Biodiversity Heritage Library as a Member.