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Culture, History, and Society

Bernadette Lear, Editor
Eric Charles Novotny, Editor


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ISSN 2473-0343
E-ISSN 2473-036X
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Culture, History, and Society

Bernadette Lear, Editor
Eric Charles Novotny, Editor

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Libraries: Culture, History, and Society aims to study libraries within their broader historical, humanistic, and social contexts. In addition to Library Science, the journal welcomes contributors from History, English, Literary Studies, Sociology, Education, Gender/Women’s Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Architecture, Anthropology, Philosophy, Geography, Economics, and other disciplines. The only journal in the United States devoted to library history, LCHS positions library history as its own field of scholarship, while promoting innovative cross-disciplinary research on libraries’ relationships with their unique environments.

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society
is the official peer-reviewed journal of the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association. Founded in 1947, LHRT is an inclusive and diverse organization that supports anyone who is interested in the history of libraries. It facilitates communication, provides thought-provoking programs, offers awards for outstanding research, and is active in issues, such as preservation, that concern all library historians.

Attention LHRT Members: Members of LHRT receive a free subscription of LCHS with membership. To join, visit

The Editorial Board of Libraries: Culture, History, and Society recently approved a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement and Action Plan. The plan can be found by clicking here.

Bernadette Lear, Penn State Harrisburg Library, US
Eric Charles Novotny, Pennsylvania State University, US

Book Review Editor
Brett Spencer, The Pennsylvania State University, US

Editorial Board
Hermina G.B. Anghelescu, Wayne State University, US
Jennifer Burek Pierce, University of Iowa, US
Mary Carroll, Charles Sturt University, AU
Rachel Ivy Clarke, Syracuse University, US
Nicole A. Cooke, University of South Carolina, US
Dominique Daniel, Oakland University, US
Michele Fenton, Indiana State Library, US
Tom Glynn, Rutgers University, US
LaVerne Gray, Syracuse University, US
Charles Johanningsmeier, University of Nebraska at Omaha, US
Steven A. Knowlton, Princeton University Library, US
Loriene Roy, University of Texas at Austin, US
Jonathan Senchyne, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
Andrew B. Wertheimer, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, US
Steven Witt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US

Call for Papers

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society welcomes submissions of research papers. Manuscripts that offer interdisciplinary perspectives are strongly encouraged, as are authors from outside library science. LCHS also publishes evaluative reviews of books that complement our journal’s mission to situate libraries within their broader historical context. See our list of books available for review.

To submit a paper, please visit The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your manuscript to the editorial office.

Please review the complete Submission Guidelines prior to submitting a manuscript.

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