In order to show a more complete and accurate depiction of the history of the Academy, and science as a whole, we must continue to examine and learn from our own past. Join Rebekah Kim, the Academy’s Head Librarian, as she sheds light on the history of science, the legacy of colonialism and racism at the Academy, and how we can harness the learnings from our past to forge a more equitable future of science.


About the Library

Founded in 1853, the Academy Library is a research library devoted to natural history and the natural sciences. Explore our extensive collections, including rare books, serials, maps, and photography.

Contact the Library

Academy Library and Archives
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118