The library contains a comprehensive collection about Grand Canyon and related subjects, including books, periodicals, government documents, reports, pamphlets, DVDs, CDs and videos. The library is open to everyone, free of charge. To visit the Grand Canyon National Park Research Library walk through the South Rim Park Headquarters lobby and continue diagonally across the courtyard to the northwest corner.
Checkout privileges are extended to National Park Service employees and interns, Volunteers-in-the-Parks, Albright Training Center staff and students, Grand Canyon Semester students, Grand Canyon Unified School District faculty and students, and Grand Canyon Association members. All others may use the library as a reference library or receive its materials through interlibrary loan. There are 2 Internet PCs for public use, with a WI-FI zone in the library and surrounding courtyard.