The Yosemite Research Library (YRL) is a specialized library focused on the human and natural history of Yosemite National Park. The library preserves Yosemite's documented history and serves the research needs of Yosemite National Park staff and partners. Collections include primary and secondary source materials.
Our librarian can assist with your research and information needs.
Research Library Collections
Learn about the Yosemite Research Library's extensive historical collections.
Search the NPS Library Catalog
The NPS Library Resource Information System (NPS LIBRIS) is the perfect place to search for library resources within the entire NPS.
The creation and design of web access to the Yosemite Research Library is made possible through the generosity of Yosemite Conservancy donors who supported the 2016 Yosemite Research Library project. In 2016, park staff and interns began to modernize access to the resources protected by the library, which have grown exponentially over the years since its opening. The work on the website and digital catalog of library holdings are part of this project.
The Yosemite Conservancy is dedicated to enhancing the visitor experience and providing a deeper connection to the park through outdoor programs, volunteering and wilderness services. Learn more at yosemiteconservancy.org or call 415/434-1782.
How to support Yosemite through the Yosemite Conservancy:
Last updated: August 15, 2023