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Mammals Library roars back to life

East Wall Before and AfterThis post was written by Dave Opkins, Smithsonian Libraries’ Administrative Projects Specialist.

In a remote corner on the third floor of the National Museum of Natural History lies the Mammals Library.  This medium-sized room houses roughly 10,000 volumes on mammalian subjects such as systematics, distribution, evolution, morphology, ecology, and evolution.  There are also a number of related study aids such as dictionaries, atlases, and other resources.  This impressive collection exists for the use of the Mammals division staff and visiting researchers, and is maintained by Smithsonian Libraries.  The room was just closed for six weeks to undergo its first major renovation in over 30 years.  Subsequently, on November 6th, the room played host to an exciting grand reopening celebration that was attended by nearly 100 Smithsonian colleagues.