Library Collections

The total collection size of the Academy Library is approximately 230,000 volumes, with more than 1,200 current serial titles and 25,000 maps.

Special Collections


Special Collections consists of the Picture Collection and the Academy Archives. Holdings include over 400 archive and manuscript collections, and over 300,000 images.

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The Academy Library is a depository for U.S. Geological Survey geologic maps and topographic maps of the western United States. The Library also collects maps for other areas in which the Academy has research interests, and maintains extensive holdings of local, regional, national, and foreign gazetteers and other cartographic aids.

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The Naturalist Center


The Naturalist Center is located on the second floor of the Academy and offers a wide range of resources and services to individuals interested in learning more about the natural world.

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New Acquisitions


The Library posts lists of New Acquisitions on a quarterly basis.

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Library Collections


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eJournals & eResources


The Academy Library subscribes to a variety of indexes and databases (such as Zoological Record) to assist with your research, and an extensive collection of full-text electronic journals.



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