Library & Archives

Founded in 1923, the National Association of REALTORS® Library & Archives offers a variety of research services and thousands of print and digital resources for use by NAR members and state and local association staff.

Please note that the NAR Library & Archives is not lending physical items during the Shelter-in-Place order that stands in Illinois. This service will resume when the order is lifted. In the meantime, NAR members can take advantage of our digital collections 24/7: Visit NAR’s eBooks collection and sign in with your NRDS number to access digital books and audiobooks curated especially for real estate professionals. Visit EBSCO to search and browse thousands of business articles and periodicals. For any library reference requests, questions about eBooks and EBSCO, and other information needs, please reach out to the NAR library staff at 800-874-6500 x8272 or – we are here to help, especially during these challenging times. As always, these services are available at no extra cost to NAR members and state & local association staff.


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Contact the Library & Archives:

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Call: 800-874-6500
Library Hours: 8:30 - 11:30 am & 12:30 - 4 pm Central, Monday to Friday

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What We Offer

Monthly Featured eBook

Blue Print Book Cover

In Blueprint, Garry Creath and Chris Scott show you how to develop a solid business plan, set long- and short-term goals, research a potential market, structure and track your finances, and much more. They go deeper than any prior education you've received or conference you've attended. And they'll help you build a profitable, bountiful real estate business from the ground up, whether you're a brand new REALTOR® or a seasoned pro.

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Fair Housing Month

An illustration showing a realtor shaking hands with a couple outside their new home featuring a sold sign

April is Fair Housing Month. NAR’s Director of Federal Fair Housing Policy, Bryan Greene, compiled this collection of fair housing titles to help NAR members deepen their understanding of how we became divided, and of the ramifications of living in a segregated society.

We've already done the research for you.

Before you search elsewhere, take advantage of the research we've already done for you. Formerly known as Field Guides, References tabs contain links to external articles, titles from the NAR Library eBooks collection, websites, statistics, and other material to provide a comprehensive overview of perspectives on each topic. EBSCO articles (E) are available only to NAR members and require a password.

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Housing Opportunity Program

Programs, grants, trainings, and resources that help REALTORS® and REALTOR® associations expand housing availability and homeownership opportunities.


The latest from NAR about about COVID-19 (coronavirus), its impact on the real estate industry and events, and federal programs affecting REALTORS®.