Harl V. Brackin Library & Archives

Library & Collections Notice:

The Library is in the process of rehousing and cataloging its extensive Manuals Collection. This collection includes aircraft, engine, accessory, and operation manuals. During the duration of the project, access to the Manuals Collection will be restricted. We anticipate the project to be completed in November 2016.


Please contact Head Librarian Meredith Lowe Prather at  mloweprather@mueumofflight.org or 206-768-7160 if you have questions about the project.


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Museums for America Grant MA-31-14-0212-14. For more information about the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Museums for America Grant, please visit IMLS at http://www.imls.gov/.



The Museum of Flight's Library and Archives exists to supports the mission of The Museum of Flight by acquiring and preserving documentary materials of air and space flight. These materials include a wide range of visual and textual resources, many emphasizing the technical aspects of air- and spacecraft and their propulsion systems.

The Archives holds approximately 100 special collections, from taped interviews of the B-29 bomber crewmembers that dropped the atomic bombs on Japan, to specific photographic collections, to the extensive libraries of such aviation greats as Jeppesen, Champlin, and Hatfield.

The many treasures are available to visitors, researchers, scholars, Museum program participants, and teachers. The Library is located on the Museum's main campus. 

If you would like to contact Senior Curator Dan Hagedorn regarding a potential donation, please leave a message at 206.764.5738.


The Museum of Flight’s Library and Archives is part of the main campus and very conveniently located just a minute off Interstate 5, and only 10 minutes south of downtown Seattle. If using public transportation the Library and Archives is on King County Metro Bus Route #124.

1. Take exit #158 from I-5.
2. Merge right onto S. Boeing Access Road.
3. Turn right at the first stoplight (E. Marginal Way S.)
4. The Museum is on the right, 1/2 mile. Parking is free.
5. Enter the Museum and follow the signs to the T. Evans Wyckoff Memorial Bridge.
6. Cross the bridge and enter through the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery, go past the Admissions Desk and exit through the west side access doors.

Entrances for both the Library and Archives and the Dahlberg Center are located on the north side of the building from the Museum's west parking lot.

Library and Archives Building

Monday to Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


9303 East Marginal Way S.
Seattle, WA, 98108