Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Laboratory of Anthropology Library (LOA Library) is a 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 Library opened upon the completion of the Laboratory of Anthropology in 1930.


The Laboratory of Anthropology Library (LOA Library) contributes to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s mission of inspiring appreciation for the knowledge of the diverse native arts, histories, languages, and cultures of the greater Southwest by supporting the increase in and diffusion of knowledge, research, exhibitions, educational programs, publishing, and the administration of the Institution through its programs and services.


The LOA Library supports the scholarly, interpretive and educational activities of the employees, research associates, docents, and volunteers of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and Laboratory of Anthropology, as well as the divisions and sections of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Historic Preservation Division.


The LOA Library serves the scholarly and professional communities, historians, and the public.

Source: Musuem of Indian Arts & Culture website.