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Library Services

The Othmer Library will be closed on
Monday, February 19,
in observance of Presidents’ Day.


Reference Services

We offer ready-reference services for no charge; extended research services may incur reasonable fees to cover research time and resources. Please fill out the Reference Request Form, and a librarian or archivist will contact you within 1 to 5 business days.

Interlibrary Loans and Document Delivery

Contact Information

OCLC Members

  • Libraries can make requests through WorldShare, OCLC Symbol: C8F.

The library reserves the right to refuse to copy or mail any item based on item condition. Please contact staff for specifics at documents@sciencehistory.org.

Rights and Reproductions

Digital reproductions of photographs, archival materials, and other items from the Institute’s collections are available through our Collections Staff. For more information on obtaining digital reproductions, click here.