Due to staffing shortages, the Library is currently closed. We regret the inconvenience.

Visit Women in Maritime History, and see the details for many books about women in roles traditionally held by men.

The Museum Research Library has been collecting books, pamphlets and periodicals since the Museum opened in 1980. Now the Library catalog displays over 6000 items. A broad range of materials on maritime history is represented in our catalog. Many of these books are listed in our online catalog at

Deep Diving
Fisheries and Fishing
History of Ships
Naval Architecture and Engineering
Naval Histories
Maritime History in Art
Marine Engineering
Merchant Marine
Ship Model Building
Ship Registry
Underwater Archaeology
Women Seafarers.