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Museum Library

The Museum Library is a major research facility devoted to natural history, the environment, and California Indian culture. Built in 1929, the Library retains the classic charm of an early twentieth century reading room.

Library Collections

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Visit our collection catalog available online via the Central Coast Museum Consortium website. The consortium is a group of museum libraries devoted to the study of the rich cultural, historical and natural resources of California's Central Coast.

Open to the public 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

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The Museum Library houses research materials appropriate for students and amateur naturalists as well as for serious scientists. A special children's collection provides reference materials for school projects.

General Collections
Particular subject strengths include:

  • Regional Natural History
  • Chumash Indians
  • Channel Islands
  • Endangered Species
  • Systematics and Taxonomy
  • Birds
  • Marine Invertebrates
  • Mammals
  • Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Biogeography

Archive Collections
Open to researchers Monday through Friday by appointment.

  • The Channel Islands Archive
  • Robert Easton Condor Archives
  • U.S.F.W.S. Condor Information System
  • Museum Historical Collection
  • Campbell Grant Rock Art Archive
  • The Dick Smith Collection

Contact us by telephone, FAX or email using the address links below:
Reference (805) 682-4711 ext. 135

Terri Sheridan
(805) 682-4711 ext. 134
Museum Librarian and Archive Collection Specialist






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