The Laboratory of Anthropology Library (LOA Library) is a non-circulating research library dedicated to the study of Native cultures, anthropology and archaeology of the Southwestern United States, Mexico and Central America, with the concentration of its holdings on the greater Southwest of the United States.
The LOA Library holdings include: monographs, periodicals, archaeological reports, ethnographic studies, professional journals, dissertations, unpublished reports, and ephemera related to the archaeology, ethnology, ethnobotany, history, material culture, religion, mythology, folklore, languages, literature and arts of the Native peoples of the greater Southewst.
Notable amongst the special collections holdings of the LOA Library is the personal library of the renowned American archaeologist / Mayanist Sylvanus Griswold Morley (June 7, 1883 – September 2, 1948).
While the majority of the researchers utilizing the LOA Library are scholars, archaeologists, anthropologists and historians, members of the public are welcomed.
The LOA Library is available to the public Monday through Friday 1 - 5:00 pm, unless otherwise posted. Due to the specialized nature of the collections and the collections being closed stacks and non-circulating requiring staff to pull all materials for each research using the collections, appointments are strongly encouraged. A photocopier is available for researchers to make copies.
All functions of the Library are carried out by one FTE Librarian and is closed when the Librarian is ill or is on vacation. See the section below on planned closures.
Resources and Services
- In-house, telephone and e-mail Reference service
- LOA Library facebook
- Reference collection
- Automated catalog with analyzed records providing extensive access through localized subject headings
- Native American Artist database
- Access to the Anthropological Literature, Anthrosource, Bibliography of Native North Americans, INFOTrac/Gale Cengage and JSTOR databases
- 210 current anthropology, archaeology and Native American studies journal subscriptions
- Public workstations with Internet access
- Photocopier, scanner & networked printer - $0.10 cents per page
- Interlibrary loan on behalf of researchers is considered on a case-by-case basis
The LOA Library is located on the main level of the Laboratory of Anthropology Building at 710 Camino Lejo (adjacent to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and across from the Museum Hill Cafe). Call the Librarian at 476-1264 (direct line) to arrange your research appointment.
Booksales (Onsite + Online)
The LOA Library is funded through book sales and the generous support of people from the greater Santa Fe community. Thank you Santa Fe!
MIAC-LOA Library Abebooks.com Online Bookstore
See a list of the better books LOA Library has for sale online throughout the year at http://www.abebooks.com/bookseller/MIACLAB.
The books the LOA Library has for sale online is updated weekly or as the Library receives new donations, so check back often!
BookSale - The LOA Library will be at the 23rd Annual Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair
April 5-6, 2013 at University of New Mexico Continuing Education Conference Center
Contact: Allison Colborne, Library Director / Booksales Manager
email@example.com, (505) 476-1264