Please monitor news media outlets for the latest updates on ongoing negotiations and activities involving passage of legislation to fund the government. This will affect the museum’s operating hours this weekend.


Emil Buehler Library

Established with a grant from the Emil Buehler Trust, the Museum’s library opened in November 1992, and is the repository of the archival collections of the National Naval Aviation Museum. The Emil Buehler Naval Aviation Library’s holdings primarily focus on the development of U.S. Naval Aviation from 1911–present, though there are manuscript collections that cover non-aviation related naval activities. Specifically, the categories of collections include manuscripts, books and technical manuals, photographs, oral recollections, and subject vertical files.


Circulation Policy

The Emil Buehler Naval Aviation Library is a non-circulating institution. Visitors may conduct on-site research. Appointments are suggested so that the staff may better serve the research needs of our patrons.


Research Services

The research staff of the library can conduct limited research for patrons not able to visit the facility in person. So that researchers may better respond to queries, requests should be submitted in writing via electronic or standard mail or using facsimile. The library is able to provide photocopies, including reproduction of manuals and blueprints, photographic prints, digital images, and audio CD-ROMS, and DVDs. Written cost estimates for reproduction are provided to patrons on a case-by-case basis.


Emil Buehler Naval Aviation Library
National Naval Aviation Museum
1750 Radford Blvd., Suite C
Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida 32508
Phone: (850) 452-3604, extension 3122


Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days.

Search Our Collection

The Museum’s online database contains records on uniform items, artwork, personal letters written during war and peace, and a host of other items from the Museum’s vast collections. Database records include information and high-quality images of each artifact or collection.



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