Support the Yosemite Research Library

Do you think that libraries are becoming obsolete? Do we have news for you! Our staff is in the middle of a major library transition project and we need your help. We are in the process of two major collection and digitization projects that will better facilitate user access to our collections. Our goals for these projects are to increase access to library information while providing an excellent user experience, increase the number of people using our library, and streamline communication with park staff and researchers to better meet their needs. In updating the Yosemite Research Library, we aim to educate people of all ages about the park, its environment, and the unique resources here. We would love your support in our transition! If you are interested in being a part of this project, please contact the Librarian to get involved or donate today.

Join the Yosemite Conservancy

The Yosemite Conservancy provides grants to Yosemite National Park based on the highest-priority needs of the park. Your dedication has funded the restoration of the trail to Lower Yosemite Fall, life-changing youth programs and so much more. Gifts to the Yosemite Conservancy fund projects and programs that are essential to Yosemite's future. This YRL website has been made possible through the generosity of Yosemite Conservancy Donors through the 2016 Modernize the Yosemite Research Library grant.
Yosemite Office (El Portal)
Yosemite Conservancy, P.O. Box 230, El Portal, CA 95318
Phone: 209-379-2317
Fax: 209-379-2486


The park is always seeking donations to enhance the historic collection. Contact the Museum for information about donating photographs, documents or other historic materials.


Gifts are accepted provided they fill the needs of the library, and only with the understanding that they will be integrated into the regular collection. They will be retained, used, or disposed of as deemed appropriate by the Librarian. NPS libraries cannot provide appraisals to donors of library materials, though gifts may be acknowledged. Only unconditional gifts are accepted, including monetary donations. Textbooks, workbooks, outdated materials, and older editions of titles already in the open collection (unless they are considered rare) are seldom needed.


Work with staff, patrons, and the collections in preservation, reference, or library support areas. For more information, contact the Librarian, or the Yosemite National Park Volunteer Coordinator, to learn about volunteer opportunities.


The Librarian would be happy to discuss internship or practicum ideas and opportunities with students enrolled in Library Studies programs. Please email the Librarian.

Last updated: August 29, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


(209) 372-0200

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