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The Closing of the Museum of American History

The Smithsonian Insitution's National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center, which houses the Dibner Library, closed to the public on September 5, 2006, for a major renovation project that is scheduled to last two years. While this has affected access to our facilities, we will nonetheless make every effort to accommodate researchers who need access to our materials. Should your research require use of the collections, please contact us.

Please bear in mind that the new arrangements will require advanced notice, and that appointments may not be immediately available. We apreciate your patience and flexibility as we adjust to these circumstances.

How To Contact Us

Phone: (202) 633-3872
Fax: (202) 633-9102
Email: DibnerLibrary@si.edu

Address:(for USPS mail)
The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
P.O. Box 37012
NMAH 1041, MRC 672
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Address:(for FedEx or UPS)
The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
12th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
NMAH 1041
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560-0672

How to Get to Us

The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology is located in the west wing of the first floor of the National Museum of American History, Behring Center, between 12th and 14th Streets on Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

Please see the note above for information on the impact of the museum's closing on access to our collections. We are open by appointment only from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except on federal holidays). Please call 202-633-3872 to arrange a visit.

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