The Museum of Flight’s Harl V. Brackin Memorial Library is one of the most complete and publicly accessible aviation and space repositories in the country. Containing 36,000 books, 60,000 journal issues, 18,000 aircraft and accessory manuals, 6,850 British and United States aviation technical reports, and an extensive clipping file, it is a popular and useful resource for researchers, aviation enthusiasts, students, model-makers, and authors.
To access materials in the Library, visit the Dahlberg Reading Room at The Museum of Flight Research Center. Library materials are for reference use only and cannot be checked out.
The library occasionally removes books from the collection that are duplicates or no longer fit the mission of the library. These books are for sale in the library and can be purchased any time the Dahlberg Reading Room is open: Monday – Thursday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We are closed for major holidays and every second Friday of the month for collections care activities. Please contact us ahead of time to ensure we will be open during your visit. Contact Chris Stanton at 206-768-7160 or CStanton@museumofflight.org if you have any questions.
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