Whether you wish to engage in extensive research or simply to learn more about an object you saw in the Museum’s galleries, our staff is ready to assist you. It is not necessary to make an appointment to use the Library, but if you have particular research interests, you are encouraged to notify the staff in advance of your visit so that relevant materials can be gathered and set aside for you.

The collection does not circulate. However, some Library items may be available through interlibrary loan. Researchers who wish to obtain Library materials should contact their local library.

View the Library and Museum's rights and reproductions policies

Reference questions can be sent to the Rakow Research Library via letter, telephone, fax, email, or Ask A Librarian. For in-depth research, a visit to the Library is recommended.