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

Please note the upcoming holiday schedule:
The Hagley Library (and Soda House) will be closed on November 23rd and 24th,
The Hagley Library (and Soda House) will be closed on December 22nd and 25th, and January 1st. We will be open by appointment only from December 26th to the 29th. Appointments must be made by December 20th, please contact us at We will resume regular hours on January 2nd.

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