Historical Electronics Museum, Inc. - History of the Nation's Defense Electronics
Library and Archives

A research library is provided for use by museum visitors. In the reading room is a collection of over ten thousand books covering electronics and related subjects. In storage is a collection of journals, magazines, and technical manuals, which can be viewed on request. Noteworthy topics covered in the book collection are radar, radio communications, history of people and companies important in electronic development, military history as influenced by electronics, amateur radio, and topics in physics.

Books are organized by topics and books covering a particular subject are located on the same shelf. The book collection is on a data base accessible in the reading room. Use of some materials is restricted.


No food or drink allowed in the library.

Please silence your cell phone.

Library materials are for Reference/Research only they cannot be checked out.

If you have questions or need assistance please ask a staff member.

Copies can be made at 25 per page.

Library is open during Museum hours:

  • Monday Friday: 9am 3pm
  • Saturday: 10am 2pm
  • Sunday: Closed

The National Electronics Museum is organized into thirteen related exhibit galleries:
1. Fundamentals Gallery
2. Communications Gallery
3. Early Radar Gallery
4. Cold War Radar Gallery
5. Modern Radar Gallery
6. Countermeasures Gallery
7. Under Seas Gallery
8. Electro-optical Gallery
9. Space Sensor Gallery
10. Past Gallery
11. Web Gallery
12. WWII Radar Kiosk
13. Cold War Radar Kiosk

Click here for an Adobe pdf showing the gallery layout

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