About Us

Barbara FerryWelcome

Thank you for taking the time to visit the National Geographic's Libraries and Information Services (LIS).

Our staff is dedicated to providing the Society's staff and partners with the best information sources to enable them to work anytime, anywhere, in an increasingly dynamic global environment. We also help members and the public with questions about National Geographic's products and geographic topics. The NGS publications index is available for your use on nationalgeographic.com.

LIS is intent on encouraging knowledge sharing through learning opportunities, improving federated search and indexing, providing staff competitive editorial and business information, managing essential business documents and records to meet the legal requirements and to preserve and leverage the Society's heritage.

We are located at the Society's headquarters building in Washington, D.C. Our Reading Room facilities are available to visitors weekday afternoons from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. by either calling 202.857.7783 or for an appointment. Scholars who are interested in using the Society's archives should write to National Geographic Society, Libraries & Information Services, Attn: Renee Braden, Manager of the Archives, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. You will need to describe your research before we decide to arrange access.

For general questions about National Geographic Society, or for comments about the National Geographic magazine, please refer to the Contact Us page.

Thank you,
Barbara Ferry
Director, Libraries and Information Services