The US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Library and Archives reading room is temporarily closed. Museum staff are still available to assist you with research questions. Ask a question.
In 2021, the Museum will expand research activities and services to the Museum’s David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center. Original and microfilmed archival materials, rare books, and other special collections, along with digital resources, will be accessible at the Shapell Center’s Reading Room, in Bowie, Maryland. The Museum’s fifth floor Reading Room will continue to offer reference services and to provide access to library print materials and digital resources. Visit our Shapell Center page for the latest information on the reading room opening, collections availability, and researcher services.
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