The Academy has reopened the public floor, research collections, labs and offices. As of March 2022, Covid-19 safety precautions for back-of-house visitors remain in effect, including wearing a mask while in the department and providing proof of vaccination (boosted, if eligible). For additional inquiries and to schedule a visit, contact the Library.
Untold Stories from the Archives
Learn about the Academy’s unsung heroes through profiles written by Academy archivists, including Careers in Science highs school interns.
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. And that's just for starters.
The Corsi Digital Library and Lab
The Corsi Digital Library is the institutional home of the Academy's historic and naturalist photography collections.
The Problematic Legacy of David Starr Jordan
Archivists investigated the influence of David Starr Jordan, Academy ichthyologist and eugenicist.
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