The research library in the Collections and Research Division includes more than 10,000 volumes with an emphasis on mollusks, birds, and Delmarva ecosystems. The library is exceptionally strong in classic and rare systematics works on mollusks, as well as having substantial holdings of recent monographs, reprints, and journals.

The Collections and Research Division Archives houses field notes, correspondence, photographs and other material related to the collectors whose specimens are part of our collections.

Researchers may visit the library by appointment only during the hours of 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The library is not a circulating library. Contact for more information or to make an appointment.

Duplicate Books

As the result of donations to the Museum’s library, we have a number of duplicate books that we would like to offer to other libraries.

Please contact for further information on our duplicate books.