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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.


Search for books, journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, standards, and other materials. Click here for the full Library catalog.

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. 

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The Linda Hall Library is open to the public free of charge during regular Library Hours. There is no charge for getting a library card.

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.