The Lee Renaud Memorial Library

The Lee Renaud Memorial Library, located just off the main gallery, contains over 5000 books and 850 magazine, newsletter, and journal titles (more than 44,000 issues total) related to model aviation, full-scale aviation, and aviation history. Visitors are welcome to use the library for research during the museum’s operating hours. A coin-operated copy machine is available. Depending on schedules and timing, staff may be available to answer questions and provide assistance. No materials can be taken out of the Museum/Library.

Back issues of Model Aviation magazine (July 1975-June 2015) are available to read online through the AMA Publications website at

If you would like to donate publications to the library, contact the museum at (765) 287-1256 ext. 511 or . Please contact us before mailing any items. To see our current list of issues we need of some of the most asked about model aviation/full-scale aviation titles in our library, click here. (This is not an all-inclusive list of issues we need; it just highlights some of our most wanted issues. This list was last updated on April 10, 2018.)

Please note: Some magazines, newsletters, and books are restricted due to fragility or age. For these rare or delicate materials, accessibility is through request Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, when staff is available. To verify whether or not the magazine, newsletter, or book you are looking for is in a restricted location, please contact museum staff. You do not need to make an appointment for this research on weekdays, but calling ahead will save you time and give staff time to prepare materials for you. For weekend access, please make arrangements with Jackie at (765) 287-1256 ext. 511 or . Materials will be made available via the store for in-house checkout; have proper ID on-hand.

If you are researching a specific topic, but cannot get to the Museum, you may request that staff research for you.
Things to keep in mind:
• We prefer you submit the request in writing. You may e-mail either or .
• Please be as specific as possible as to your topic and what you are looking for.
• We do charge an hourly research fee for staff time spent researching. This fee is in addition to any copy fees incurred. 

The media room has a worktable, as well as a TV and DVD/VCR to play available movies.
The most common magazines are accessible in the library proper in bound form. For other magazines, staff assistance is needed to retrieve them from our special collections/library storage area.