Please Note:

In an effort to be cautious amid COVID-19 and in compliance with orders issued by our state government, the Dahlberg Research Center & Harl V. Brackin Memorial Library are closed until further notice. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with reference inquiries at this time. We are also not accepting artifact donations in-person or by mail. However, we encourage you to continue to submit your requests and inquiries using the forms on our site during the closure and we will respond as soon as we are able. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.


The Museum of Flight’s Harl V. Brackin Memorial Library is one of the most complete and publicly accessible aviation and space repositories in the country. Containing 36,000 books, 60,000 journal issues, 18,000 aircraft and accessory manuals, 6,850 British and United States aviation technical reports, and an extensive clipping file, it is a popular and useful resource for researchers, aviation enthusiasts, students, model-makers, and authors.

To access materials in the Library, visit the Dahlberg Reading Room at The Museum of Flight Research Center. Library materials are for reference use only and cannot be checked out.

Library Sale

The library occasionally removes books from the collection that are duplicates or no longer fit the mission of the library. These books are for sale in the library and can be purchased any time the Dahlberg Reading Room is open: Monday – Thursday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We are closed for major holidays and every second Friday of the month for collections care activities. Please contact us ahead of time to ensure we will be open during your visit. Contact Chris Stanton at 206-768-7160 or CStanton@212-3023ave.com if you have any questions.

Some of our projects have been funded and endorsed by outside organizations such as 4Culture .