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Library Books
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The Museum houses a teacher resource library in its E.J. Ourso Discovery Hall education wing. The library is available to all teachers and students. Book and video lending is available to teachers and students with current Museum membership. Teacher and student memberships start at $25 a year.

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The library contains books and videos in the following categories:

  • General WWII
  • The War in Europe
  • The War in the Pacific
  • The Home Front
  • The Holocaust
  • Biography/Memoir
  • Women in WWII
  • African Americans/Minorities
  • Weapons/Vehicles/Gear
  • Reference and Atlases

As well as these special offerings:

  • General WWII
  • Children/Young Adult WWII books
  • Children/Young Adult Holocaust books
  • Classroom book sets of Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel's Night
  • Character education/Social Action books
  • WWII curriculum development materials
  • Internet access to WWII educational sites
  • Tape recorder loans for oral history projects

The library contains no archival materials. At present the library’s collection is not available online. Circulation is only available on-site.

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Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
and by appointment

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If you would like to donate books, videos, or DVDs to the library, please call (504) 528-1944 x 350 or send an email to historyday@nationalww2museum.org.

Need ideas for books to teach and learn about WWII and the Holocaust? Check out our Student Bibliographies.


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Student Travel – WWII Educational Tours
High school and college students, learn the leadership principles that helped win WWII on a trip to France or during a weeklong residential program in New Orleans. College credit is available, and space is limited.

See You Next Year! HS Yearbooks from WWII
Collected from across the United States, the words and pictures of these yearbooks present a new opportunity to experience the many challenges, setbacks and triumphs of the war through the eyes of America’s youth.

The Victory Gardens of WWII
Visit the Classroom Victory Garden Project website to learn about food production during WWII, find lesson plans and activities for elementary students, get tips for starting your own garden and try out simple Victory Garden recipes!

The Science and Technology of WWII
Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world. Incorporates STEM principles to use in the classroom.

Kids Corner: Fun and Games!
Make your own propaganda posters, test your memory, solve puzzles and more! Learn about World War II and have fun at the same time.

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