Students at library tables examining archival materials

Information for Researchers

Located in the Autry’s Resources Center, the Library and Archives (LAA) is open by appointment only, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are closed on weekends, for major holidays, and the last week of December. 

Please fill out the Researcher Application Form to request a research appointment. We recommend appointments be made 4-6 weeks in advance for library and archives materials, 12 weeks in advance for access all other materials.

Please note: Due to ongoing, intensive collections care activities, there is currently a moratorium on loans of and access to archaeological collections and field notes. Those collections undergoing curatorial remediation, tribal review, and rehabilitation will be inaccessible to researchers until the processes are complete.

Additional Policies and Forms

Low resolution reproductions can be provided for research/reference use only. Reproductions are made by, and at the discretion of, the LAA staff. 

For all general questions, please fill out the General Questions Form.

For reproduction requests related to publication and commercial use, please contact

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of the American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.
Map and Directions

Free parking for Autry visitors.

Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Food Trucks are available on select days, contact us for details at 323.495.4252.
The cafe is temporarily closed until further notice.