Using the NG Library

The Library is located at the Society’s headquarters building at 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.

The library is open to employees from Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Our Reading Room facilities are available to visitors weekday afternoons from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. by either calling 202.857.7783 or emailing library@ngs.org for an appointment.

Scholars who are interested in using the Society’s archives should write to National Geographic Society, Libraries & Information Services, Attn: Renee Braden, Manager of the Archives, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. You will need to describe your research before we decide to arrange access.

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