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Museum Studies & Reference Library
Museum Studies & Reference Library
Museum Studies & Reference Library National Museum of Natural History 10th & Constitution NW Washington DC Phone: 202.633.1700 (Call today for an appointment) email:
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Using the Library: Policies, Procedures, and Services

Public Visits
Please contact us at Ask a Librarian, or call ahead: (202) 633-1700 before coming to use the collection in person. When calling, specify your research interests, university or other affiliation (if you have one), and specify the time of your visit.

Information and Reference Services
The online catalog of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries is available on SIRIS, the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System. This catalog shows the holdings of all of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Lending Policy
All Museum Studies Reference Library branch materials, except reference books and Smithsoniana, are available for circulation to Smithsonian staff. Books may be borrowed by permanent staff for six months, subject to recall, with renewal by telephone or in person. Library materials that circulate are available to the public through the interlibrary loan system provided by public, special, business and academic libraries (Interlibrary loan link).

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