The Museum's Library & Archives is closed to the public from June 16 – August 5. Further information can be found here.

Research Library & Archives

The Museum’s Library/Archives will be closed to the public from June 16 through August 5, 2018. If you need assistance during this time, please email Molly Hardy, Director of the Library and Archives or call (978) 283-0455 x19 during regular business hours.


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Welcome to the library and the documentary and photographic archive of the Cape Ann Museum. A major resource for the study of the industrial, social, maritime and art history of Cape Ann, its collections have been available to serious researchers and curious browsers alike since 1871.

Images online, and countless more, are available for study or purchase in the Museum Library.