California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

The Academy Library, founded in 1853, is a research library devoted to natural history and the natural sciences. Our subject strengths include Systematics and Taxonomy, Evolutionary Biology, Biodiversity, Biogeography, Local and Regional Natural Sciences, and Natural History. Our varied collections include books, journals (in print and online), photographs, slides, digital images, maps, primary source materials, and other media. Our collections include the Research, Reference, Rare Books, and Serials sections, as well as Map Collections and the Archives—home to materials related to the history of the Academy itself.

Collections at this institution