Maine Historical Society



Visiting the MHS Library

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Starting November 1, 2014 The Brown Research Library will observe seasonal hours. The reading room is open Tuesday - Saturday 10 to 4PM from May through October and Wednesday - Saturday 10 to 4PM November through April. The change in hours during the winter season allows the library staff more opportunity for collections management, and in turn provide improved access to our collections during the busy season. As always, please call ahead when travelling at a distance and in the case of inclement weather. Fee-based research appointments are available for those who seek access to the collections on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season.

The Maine Historical Society Research Library welcomes the use of its collections by historians, writers, educators, students and genealogists. Visiting the Library is truly a unique experience where you can see one–of–a–kind material about Maine's history and people. MHS works to collect and preserve these collections, and we have instituted policies and procedures to protect our holdings for the future. Please note: Library collections do not circulate.


Reading Room Policies

Collections Policies

Photocopies and Photography