CollectionsSource: Smithsonian Libraries
The Smithsonian Institution Libraries system comprises 20 branch libraries serving the various Smithsonian Institution museums and research centers, as well as central support services which include a Book Conservation Laboratory and an Imaging Center. The Libraries serve Smithsonian Institution staff as well as the scholarly community and general public with information and reference support. Its collections number over 1.5 million volumes including 40,000 rare books and 2,000 manuscripts. (Wikipedia)
In addition to featuring content from the Smithsonian's main digital collections site, we also feature content from their collections uploaded to the Internet Archive, the Biodiversity Heritage Library, and Flickr: The Commons.