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Delaware Historical Society Research Library

505 N. Market St.
Wilmington , DE 19801
302.655.7161

Research Library

Collecting and preserving Delaware materials for over 135 years, the Society has a rich and varied collection of books, ephemera, newspapers, serials, maps, manuscripts and photographs relating to the history of Delaware and its people.  The Society's online catalog includes books, rare books, pamphlets, newspapers, maps, manuscripts, and photograph collections.  Click here for a brief listing of our Library Collections.

Visitors are welcome to use the library free of charge, but there are fees for photocopies, use of digital cameras, etc. - click here for details.

Before your visit, click here for library regulations to help prepare your research.

IN ADDITION TO THE HOURS BELOW, THE LIBRARY IS ALSO OPEN ON THE 3RD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM 10am-4pm!

The library also holds a strong collection of materials for individuals doing genealogical research.  For more information on genealogy at the Society, please see Delaware Genealogy: A Guide to Research at the Delaware Historical Society

Would you like to be a library volunteer? - details

Hours of Operation

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 1:00 pm-9:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed

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