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Research Center

Dahlberg Reading Room at The Museum of Flight

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.

Do you have an aviation or space-related project? The Museum of Flight Research Center, comprised of The Museum of Flight Archives, the Harl V. Brackin Memorial Library, and the Kenneth H. Dahlberg Reading Room, is here to help! Our staff is ready and willing to assist aviation and aerospace researchers, including students from all levels, authors, teachers, historians, model-makers, and more.

Advance appointments are required to review archival and library materials in person. Remote research assistance is available for those who cannot come to the Research Center. We provide one free hour of research assistance and are able to conduct further research for a fee.

To schedule your appointment or for more information, contact us via our research request form, email, or call us at 206-764-5874.

Research Center Hours

Appointments are available during the following times:

Monday and Tuesday, 8:30am-4:00pm

Wednesday-Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm

We are closed for major holidays and every second Friday of the month for collections care activities. Paid admission to the Museum is not required to visit the Research Center.

Location & Parking

The Museum of Flight Research Center
9303 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108

The Dahlberg Reading Room is on the west side of the Museum campus next to the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery and the Aviation Pavilion. Free parking is available in the attached lot. You may also park in the main Museum lot on the east side of the campus and reach the Reading Room by walking through the Museum Lobby and across the pedestrian bridge to the west side of the Museum campus. The Dahlberg Reading Room can be accessed through the Space Gallery. Please see an attendant in the gallery for directions to the entrance door.

Online Resources

Research Request Form

Library Catalog

Archives Research Portal

Digital Collections

Research Center Guidelines and Fee Schedules

Download Research Center Guidelines

Download Usage & Licensing Fees

Download Research & Reproduction Fees