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.
CURRENT LIBRARY HOURS (By appointment):
Monday to Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Friday (supported scholars only) - 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Soda House Reading Room will be closed for winter break from December 20 through January 1. We will reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2024.
Visit the Hagley Research Services page for information about scheduling an appointment
LIBRARY AND SODA HOUSE ENTRANCE - GPS: 298 Buck Road, Wilmington, DE 19807