Research Library & Archives

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.

If you have a research question about the Cape Ann Museum art or archival collections, please take a moment to fill out a Research Request Form. Once you hit submit at the end of the form, your query will be directed and no further action is required from you. Please allow up to two weeks for a response; if you have an immediate need, please contact info@capeannmuseum.org.

The Library & Archives is open Wednesday – Thursday, 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; or by appointment (closed Tuesdays). To schedule an appointment, please contact the Director of the Library & Archives Molly Hardy by email: mollyhardy@capeannmuseum.org.