Peabody Museum Library
The Robert S. Peabody Museum is one of the nation's major repositories of Native American archaeological collections. Since its founding in 1901 through the bequest of Robert Singleton Peabody, the museum has been an important center for archaeological research and education. In addition to the Robert S. Peabody Museum’s collection of 500,000 artifacts, the institution also features an extensive, renovated research library. Containing upwards of 10,000 volumes dating from the late 18th century to the present, the library collection is a valuable repository for books, periodicals, and field reports relevant to the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, history, and Native American Studies. The collection is included in the online catalog of the OWHL. Though materials cannot be checked out from the Peabody Museum, we welcome students, faculty, staff, scholars, and the general public to make an appointment to visit the library to conduct research.