Every day, The Smithsonian Libraries protects collections that are part of the Nation's Heritage to keep them available for you. Museum curators, historians, and other scholars, as well as cultural institutions and educators nationally and internationally still rely on modern publications AND books written by Copernicus, Galileo, Isaac Newton and John James Audubon.
The important books and manuscripts in the Smithsonian Libraries collections form an invaluable resource for research in subjects ranging from art to zoology. All of our libraries are available for public use, nearly 10,000 visitors a year come to Washington DC, New York City and Panama to do research in the library. Millions more see our books through gallery exhibitions and online.
Your Adopt-a-Book donation presents the Libraries with an abundance of possibilities. Be a part of history, make a donation today.
When you participate in the Adopt-A-Book program, you significantly increase the Libraries' ability to purchase new books and to preserve rare books and manuscripts for 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo.
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You Deserve to be Recognized
Your Adopt-a-Book donation makes you a valued supporter of the Smithsonian Libraries. To show our appreciation for your generosity, all donors will receive acknowledgment from the Director of the Libraries, Nancy E. Gwinn, documenting the adoption and donation as well as indicating the portion of the donation that can be used for tax purposes. Special recognition is accorded to donors at the following levels of recognition.
If you would like to adopt a book in honor of or in memory of someone, please indicate this during checkout. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
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