Museum Research Library

From the Library exhibit of the Dwight Long Collection

From the Library exhibit of the Dwight Long Collection

Library Hours.

Please call the Museum at 310-548-7618 for Library-related and maritime history questions.

Download a brochure containing information about Library collections.

The Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library is a special collection of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. Books and archival materials donated to the Library were once owned by mariners, port pilots, sailors, ship modelers, authors and avid collectors of history and technology of the maritime industries. Our newer collections are supported by the Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

The Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library welcomes you! View our collections on this web site: you can inspect a selection of books, pamphlets, periodicals, blueprints, charts and archives and manuscripts collections. See a selection of periodicals published on the West Coast, many in Los Angeles. You can also access the Library’s blog, “Adventures in Maritime History”, posted for your reading pleasure, showing details and images from books and collections.

Visiting the Library: Please call the Museum at 310-548-7618 between 10am to 5pm.

The Library serves the staff of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and its Friends, the San Pedro community, Museum members, maritime history scholars, and members of the public who share an interest in maritime history.