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


What We Offer

Monthly Featured eBook

Eat That Frog!

There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Brian Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog! shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.

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RPAC Research Guide

RPAC 1969-2019

In 1969, NAR launched the Real Estate Political Education Committee (REPEC) in order to “increase the political involvement and influence of its members.” 50 years later, REPEC is now known as the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) and is the only political group in the country organized for REALTORS® and run by REALTORS®. Explore RPAC's history with this new Research Guide from the NAR Archives.

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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2020 Census

The decennial census is important for all REALTORS® because completing the 2020 census means more resources for businesses and communities.


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