Please Note:

In an effort to be cautious amid COVID-19 and in compliance with orders issued by our state government, the Dahlberg Research Center & Harl V. Brackin Memorial Library are operating with some limitations in place. We are open for in-person research appointments but are not allowing drop-in customers at this time. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.

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.

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Library Sale

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety precautions being taken by the Library and Museum to keep staff and visitors safe, the Library's book sale has been closed and will be inaccessible for the foreseeable future. Contact Chris Stanton at if you have any questions.

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