Smithsonian Libraries

John Murdoch, Librarian of the Smithsonian Institution (1887–1892), sitting at a desk in the Jewett Room, United States National Museum Building (now known as the Arts & Industries Building). Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), formerly known as Smithsonian Institution Libraries, is a library system comprising 20 branch libraries serving the various Smithsonian Institution museums and research centers, as well as central support services which include a Book Conservation Laboratory and an Imaging Center. The Libraries serve Smithsonian Institution staff as well as the scholarly community and general public with information and reference support. Its collections number over 1.5 million volumes including 40,000 rare books and 2,000 manuscripts. The Libraries also holds the United States' largest trade literature collection, which includes over 300,000 commercial catalogs dating from the early nineteenth century and representing more than 30,000 companies.

The Libraries' collections focus primarily on science, art, history and culture, and museology. SIL is continuously analyzing its mission and goals in order to best meet the information and knowledge needs of new generations of users, to strengthen research, and to reach through cyberspace those unable to visit the Smithsonian museums and research centers in person.

The shared SIL Catalog is part of the Smithsonian Research Information System (SIRIS) from which one can search 1.89 million records of text, images, video and sound files from across the Smithsonian Institution.

In 2008, SIL celebrated its 40th anniversary. Nancy E. Gwinn, PhD, was named director in 1997. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Hornaday, William T.
Published 1889
...Smithsonian Institution,...
Book Electronic
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Published 2001
Other Authors: '; ...Smithsonian Institution....
Book
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Published 1977
Subjects: '; ...Smithsonian Institution Periodicals....
Journal / Magazine
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by Ayensu, Edward S.
Published 1978
...Smithsonian Institution,...
Book
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Published 1977
Subjects: '; ...Smithsonian Institution....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ISLdb)314424, (WIUdb)754704)
Journal / Magazine Microform
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Published 1895
Subjects: '; ...Smithsonian Institution Exhibitions....
Book
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Published 1901
Subjects: '; ...Smithsonian Institution History....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (NBYdb)691673)
Book
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Published 1997
Subjects: '; ...Smithsonian Institution....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (UIUdb)8530387)
Book
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Published 1846
...Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (SICdb)599912)
Journal / Magazine
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Published 1847
...Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary and the financial report of the Executive...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (HAT)2234105)
Journal / Magazine Electronic
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Published 1874
Table of Contents: '; ...Article 1. Introduction. List of Officers of the Smithsonian Institution. Table of Contents. pp...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ISLdb)1242532)
Book
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Published 1873
Table of Contents: '; ...Article 1. Introduction. List of Officers of the Smithsonian Institution. Table of Contents. pp...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ISLdb)1244489)
Book
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Published 1867
Table of Contents: '; ...Article 1. Introduction. List of Officers of the Smithsonian Institution. Table of Contents. pp...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ISLdb)1244494)
Book
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Published 1865
Table of Contents: '; ...Article 1. Introduction. List of Officers of the Smithsonian Institution. Table of Contents. pp...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ISLdb)1244493)
Book
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Published 1863
Table of Contents: '; ...Article 1. Introduction. List of Officers of the Smithsonian Institution. Table of Contents. pp...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ISLdb)1244495)
Book
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Published 1918
...[Smithsonian Institution / Publication] ; 2493...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (HAT)2217490)
Book Electronic
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Published 1913
Table of Contents: '; ...Publication 2087. Expeditions organized or participated in by the Smithsonian Institution in 1910...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (UIUdb)8622639)
Book
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Published 1897
Table of Contents: '; ...History of the Smithsonian Institution /...
Book
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Published 2003
Other Authors: '; ...Smithsonian Institution....
Book
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by Graham, David Crockett,
Published 2018
Other Authors: '; ...Graham, David Crockett. Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1954....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ROUdb)395882)
Book Electronic
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