Linda Hall Library
Science, Engineering & Technology Information for the World

RSS Notifications

  • The History of Science Center will be closed to the public November 25, 2015.
  • The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Upcoming Events

  1. Computer gaming pioneer Richard Garriott de Cayeux

    March 16, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. The Evolution of Beauty

    April 14, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Isambard Kingdom Brunel: A Victorian Frank Lloyd Wright

    May 3, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Linda Hall Library resident fellowships for 2015 are now available. Fellowships up to $3,500 per month will assist scholars in financing a research visit.

Resident fellowships for the duration of a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 9 months are offered in support of research projects in science, engineering, and technology; in the history of science, engineering and technology; or in interdisciplinary topics that link science or technology to the broader culture.

Recipients of fellowships are expected to work full time on their research projects while at the Library, to engage with other resident scholars, and to offer a presentation on their work to the general public.



Doctorate-seeking scholars, scholars with a PhD or equivalent, and independent scholars who can demonstrate similar professional or academic experience are eligible to apply. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on eligibility.


The application deadline for 2015 fellowships is January 5, 2015. Recipients will be notified in early spring 2015. Please see the Application Instructions and our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details.

About the Collections

The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology is an independent research library with rich and deep holdings in 69 languages. The collection of more than one million volumes includes printed books from the 15th century to the present, some 10,000 rare books, and over 47,000 journal titles, including journals with long runs dating from the 17th century. An exchange program with hundreds of academic institutions around the world has enabled the Library to acquire a significant collection of foreign research publications. These include a large collection of Russian language books and periodicals, some dating from the 18th century. The Library also owns a large collection of current and historical engineering standards and specifications issued by industry and government.

Several important acquisitions contributed to building historical collections: in 1946, the Library purchased the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Library, which provided the foundation of a rare book and reference collection to support research in the history of science and technology; in 1985, part of the Franklin Institute Library was acquired; and in 1995, the Engineering Societies Library was transferred from New York to the Linda Hall Library, adding historical depth to the Library’s already rich engineering collections.