Contact the Research Library

Reference/General Inquiries
[email protected]
(212) 769-5400

Rare Book Collection
[email protected]
(212) 769-5400

Special Collections
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(212) 769-5400

Interlibrary Loan
[email protected]
(212) 769-5404

(212) 769-5009

Mailing Address
Department of Library Services
American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024-5102

Museum Staff: We will reply to all inquiries received from Museum staff within 1 business day. If you need to contact a specific Library staff member, please see our staff directory.

Members of the public: Due to the high volume of questions we receive, we are only able to respond to select inquiries. Response time for inquiries from the general public is approximately 2 weeks. Please consult Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on our About the Library page to see if we have answered your question already. You may also find it helpful to begin your research at your local public, college, or university library; be sure to ask a reference librarian for help finding appropriate resources.

Photograph of a radio operator and purser of the SS Oaxaca in radio room
Radio operator and purser of the SS Oaxaca in radio room