Collections & Museum Library
The Arizona Museum of Natural History holds approximately
58,000 objects in trust for the people of Mesa and the state of Arizona. The
collections focus primarily on the natural and cultural history of central
Arizona and the greater Southwest. These objects are acquired mainly through
donations and active excavation programs in archaeology and paleontology.
Collections in storage are rotated into exhibitions as space permits, and/or
are used for educational programs, research and publications. The
collections are available by appointment only for researchers and visitors
with appropriate credentials.
Due to funding constraints, our photographic collections are
not currently available.
For questions about the Library collections, or general
questions about collections, please call (480) 644-3422 Monday through
Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For donations or questions about the Archaeology, Ethnology,
History and Art collections, please contact Jerry Howard at (480) 644-3428
or e-mail Dr. Jerry Howard.
For donations or questions about the Paleontology, Natural
History or Mineral collections, please contact
Dr. Robert McCord at (480)
644-4098, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Arizona Museum of Natural
History Research Library is a non-circulating
library specializing in Southwest natural and
cultural history. Located on the second floor
of the museum, it is open Tuesday through
Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m. Other times are
available by appointment; please call (480)
644-2277 to schedule an appointment.
53 N. Macdonald
Mesa, AZ 85201
(One block north of Main Street in downtown Mesa. Take US 60 or 202 to
Country Club Drive, go to Main Street, and proceed one-half mile east to