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The NASA HQ Library supports the shared NASA mission of pioneering the future by:

  • Enabling HQ staff to increase productivity by offering expert research services of professional librarians, desktop and remote access to electronic information, and a consolidated collection of Headquarters-focused information resources.
  • Providing immediate, high-quality information and full service research for senior management and high level agency-wide missions and projects.
  • Specializing in the collection, preservation, and dissemination of space policy and management information.
  • Fostering learning, information awareness and knowledge management in the area of space and aeronautics, specifically as it relates to policy and management.
  • Creating information products that anticipate Headquarters’ staff needs.
  • Enhancing the public’s appreciation of the space program through access to the Library’s collection of resources.


  • Resources
  • Circulation
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Document Delivery
  • Reference & Research
  • Tours and Demonstrations
  • Quiet Study
  • Events
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NASA Headquarters Library 
300 E St. SW, suite 1W53
Washington, DC 20546

Circulation/Reference Phone: 202-358-0168
Please be advised that we cannot call phone numbers outside the USA. If you wish to contact us and you are not in the USA, please email us or send us a letter.

Interlibrary Loan Phone: 202-358-0168

Fax: 202-358-3251


Claudia Jones
Rick Spencer
Tom Tuszynski ​


The NASA Headquarters Library is located in Washington, DC, at 300 E Street SW in the East Lobby adjacent to the intersection of 3rd and E Streets SW. The building is also called Two Independence Square. The garage in the building is only for NASA Headquarters employees. Parking is available on the surrounding streets. A map of the immediate vicinity is on the NASA Headquarters website. The closest Metro station is Federal Center SW on the Blue and Orange lines.

The Library is open from Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Federal holidays.

Visitors are welcome to visit and to conduct research. Some services offered by the library are limited to NASA Headquarters employees. The library has Wi-Fi access for guests and NASA Headquarters employees. No appointment is necessary. Visitors should enter NASA Headquarters through the East Lobby.

The Library reserves the right to deny access to any visitors who do not follow library policies.