The James Melville Gilliss Library
The James Melville Gilliss Library located on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory is one of the preeminent scientific libraries in the United States.
December 2013 Library display: Most important rare astronomy books: Copernicus, Gailieo, Newton and Hyginus. Plus Ben Franklin!
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Search the holdings of the James M. Gilliss library via our online catalog - URANIA.
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Recently Cataloged Books, Electronic Journals, and Publications of the USNO and its staff
A sampling of the historical photos, artwork and objects contained within the library.
Learn more about the history of the library
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