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The Linda Hall Library is one of the world’s leading independent science research libraries.



Find and request library materials. Search for books, journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, standards, and other materials.


Our collections are available to anyone with a research or information need.

History of Science Collection

The Library holds one of the best collections of rare printed science, technology, and engineering works in the world.

Document Delivery & Image Reproduction

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

Catalog Videos

Video guides to searching our catalog.

Paper Cuts

Watch collections staff highlight items from our collection.

Digital Collections

Books, journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, and other materials digitized from the Linda Hall Library collection.

Twelve Thousand Volumes Under the Sea

An exhibition featuring some of the volumes in Captain Nemo's library, along with works related to landmarks that he encounters during his travels.