The Library Will Be Opening Thursday, May 24!
The library will be opening its doors to the public and begin circulating the collection! Stop by the library to see the collection or view the online catalog by visiting this link. The library will hold open hours on Thursday - Saturday from 10:00am - 4:00pm each week.
The museum reference library on military history contains over 12,500 circulating books, manuscripts, and pamphlets. In addition, it maintains a large collection of historic military technical and field manuals. Special attention is given to collecting materials that specifically relate to the military experiences of Minnesotans and to military units with Minnesota ties.
A project has been underway since 2015 to catalog all the books in the collection and improve public access through a state-wide inter-library loan program. In 2016, we began adding materials to an online catalog.
DONATIONS. Do you have books or archival materials to donate? We are always looking for new titles, documents and photographs to add to the collection. Unit histories, general military histories, technical and field manuals, biographies and other books of a military nature are always accepted, regardless of condition. Written personal recollections and memoirs are especially welcome. Duplicates of books already in our collection may be sold in the museum gift shop to help raise funds for the museum.