Using the Library


The NAWCC Library & Research Center (LARC) is one of the largest in the world dedicated to the study of time and timekeeping. The collection includes books, videos, catalogs, periodicals and archival material. 


The LARC’s collection is open to the public, feel free to bring in your watch or clock for the staff to look at when you visit the museum or you can come in to conduct your own research. For those who cannot come to the library do to research, the LARC staff is available to answer research questions for a fee of $20. NAWCC members’ questions are answered without charge. More information can be found here.


Lending Library

NAWCC members have lending privileges and can borrow books and videos from the library. Please see our lending guidelines for more information. 



Researchers interested in accessing the archives should take a look at the archive rules before coming to the library. Appointments for access should be made at least three days in advance. Research appointments are required for projects lasting for more than one day or requiring access to more than one collection, two boxes or five folders, but not required for small, short term projects. Letting the librarians know ahead of time what you will be interested in looking at will make things go more smoothly once you arrive.