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The Library holds over half a million monograph volumes and more than 48,000 journal titles in science, engineering, technology and their histories.


A one-stop tool to find and request library materials, such as, books, journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, and standards.

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Research Guides

Our librarians have created custom research guides on a variety of topics to support research needs.

Library Services

The Linda Hall Library is open to the public free of charge. 

Reference Services

Our reference librarians can help with the use of the Library’s catalog, databases, and indexes.

Document Delivery & Image Reproduction

Not in KC? We provide digital access to our materials on-demand to make research even easier.


We collect in 82 languages, from 1472 to the present. Our holdings are a rich resource for researchers and scholars. 


Apply for research support and join humanities scholars, social scientists, and science historians whose work has been enriched by our collections.