Search our collections
There are three ways to search online for descriptions of collections and selected digital materials at the Hagley Library. Begin your search by clicking on one of the following links.
The catalog includes descriptions for most of Hagley's collections. It includes descriptions of our research material, including books, manuscripts, corporate records, trade catalogs, photograph collections, motion pictures, audio tapes, and other items.
Here you can search a limited number of collection and subject guides, finding aids, and inventories of our manuscripts and photograph collections. These resources provide descriptions of our research collections. Additional inventories are available on-site at the Hagley Library
Hagley's Digital Archives includes digitized versions of selected items from our library collections.
The Hagley Library holds millions of books, primary documents, visual materials, and collection guides but only a small fraction has been digitized. The best way to use our collection is to visit us in Wilmington, Delaware. If you have any questions, please contact: Ask Hagley.
In addition, the Hagley Museum collection of objects can not be searched online. Please contact Debra Hughes, Curator of Collections, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-658-2400 ext.
Image: An aisle of boxes holding thousands of pages of primary documents in Hagley's Manuscripts and Archives Department.