What is the American Indian Resource Center (AIRC)?
The American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) was established in 1979 by LA County Library to address informational needs for and about American Indians in Los Angeles County. The AIRC collection is the largest public library collection of its kind in the U.S.
AIRC is also an information center with announcements of events, classes, and conferences pertaining to American Indians – local, regional, and national – on topics ranging from health issues, education, legal issues, economic issues, politics, and culture.
What is in the AIRC Collection?
Subjects covered include all standard library subject areas and also subject areas specific to American Indian experiences in the continental U.S. and Alaska such as:
- Federal Indian law
- Tribal Sovereignty
- Native Voices
- American Indian Genealogy
- American Indians in Film
- Urban Indians
- Women’s Studies
- Adoption & Identity
- Tribal Studies (individual tribes) and geographic Regional Studies
- and more
Resources are available in a wide variety of media including:
- Music – audiocassette, CD, DVD
- Films – DVD, VHS, 8, 16 & 35mm
- Community Resources
Non-fiction books, DVDs, VHS, are organized by specific subject area.
Native American Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month is celebrated every year during the month of November. For more information please visit our Native American Heritage Month page.