Libraries and Archives of the Autry
The Libraries and Archives of the Autry hold unique, rare and significant primary and secondary resources focusing on the peoples and cultures of the American West. Our two library collections, the Braun Research Library and Autry Library, contain rare books, serials, maps, photographs, artwork, sound recordings, and manuscript collections. The Libraries and Archives also provide research access to the Autry’s artifact collections. Each year, research fellowships are awarded to support scholarly projects.
Appointments for research are available select weekdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (holidays excluded). Please see the research rules and application for more details.
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
323-667-2000 ext. 349
Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, Ca. 90065-5030
323-221-2164 ext. 256
NOTICE: Libraries and Archives Temporary Closure and Location Change
In preparation for moving to our new, state-of-the-art research and collections care facility, the Braun Research Library at the historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington campus closed August 1, 2015, and the Autry Library at the Autry in Griffith Park will close December 1, 2015. Please check back here for the official opening date of the Libraries and Archives at the new Autry Resources Center in Burbank. You may continue to contact us via e-mail at