Researchers and scholars of all ages are invited to MCLM to conduct research on African-American art, history, and culture utlizing MCLM's non-circulating library collections. Researchers are provided access to papers, letters, rare books, periodicals, photographs, music, art, and much more.

All scholars and researchers interested in utlizing MCLM's collections are invited to submit an application for research privileges. The MCLM Research Application may be obtained onsite or online by clicking on the link below. 

MCLM Research Application


For further information, please contact Lloyd Clayton at or give us a call at 310-202-1647.