Research Library

Yeager Family Library

Hours of Operation


Tuesday         9am – 12 noon

Thursday        9am – 12 noon

Saturday        9am – 12 noon

March Field Air Museum

Yeager Family Library




The mission of the Yeager Family Library is to make historic materials accessible to researchers; expand space and aviation
knowledge among staff and museum members; and enhance the educational experience of museum visitors.


The Yeager Family Library is made possible through the generous contributions of the Jack Yeager family, countless book and periodical donors, and museum volunteers. The collection includes over 5,000 volumes related to aviation, with particular emphasis on the World War II, vintage aircraft, and the U.S. Air Force. While initially designed as a research collection, there are also books for pleasure reading and browsing, and of interest to children and women.


The library includes sections on aviation history; modern aircraft; the Royal Air Force; piloting aircraft; women in aviation; World War I; the Vietnam War; and space exploration. There is also a small collection of pre-1920 aviation books.


The library is open to all visitors with admission, during designated hours. Limited borrowing privileges are extended to
museum members. Special hours may be arranged by phoning the museum or emailing


While shelf space limits the collection’s size, some donations are accepted. Those wishing to donate aviation materials should contact the Collections Department in advance, at 951.902.5204.





March Field Air Museum

Yeager Family Library

Borrowing Policies



Only the following types of books may be taken from the museum:

  • Fiction
  • Biography
  • Mass-market paperbacks


Borrowing privileges are extended to those holding the following forms of identification:

  • Current museum membership card
  • Permanent volunteer identification badge
  • Board of Directors identification badge
  • Staff identification badge
  • Borrowers must provide a valid email address at the time of check-out.


Items check out for three (3) weeks and may be renewed once.


No more than five (5) items may be borrowed at one time.


Borrowing privileges are suspended when:

  • Employment (volunteer or paid) is terminated
  • Membership expires
  • More than one item is overdue