Research

Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. Hagley's collections document the interaction between business and the cultural, social, and political dimensions of our society from the late 18th century to the present. The library opened in 1961 and has been assisting authors, historians, filmmakers, genealogists, hobbyists, and an assortment of content producers for over half a century. We are recognized around the world as one of the preeminent institutions for the study of business history. Explore our research collections here. Learn more about the library with our FAQ page.

LIBRARY HOURS:
Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Second Saturday of every month - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Hagley Library will be closed for research on December 24th, 25th, 31st, and New Year's Day.
Due to limited staff, we will be open by appointment only on the 26th, 27th, and 28th.
Please contact us before December 21st to make an appointment by emailing askhagley@hagley.org or calling 302-658-2400 ext 330.

LIBRARY AND SODA HOUSE ENTRANCE - GPS: 298 Buck Road, Wilmington, DE 19807