Research Library

The Mercer Museum Library is the major research center for local and family history related to Bucks County and the surrounding region. With its roots in the founding of the Bucks County Historical Society in 1880, the Library houses over 20,000 books, periodicals and pamphlets, 2500 feet of county archives, over 800 manuscript collections, more than 12,000 images, and maps and other records that document not only local history, but the life and work of Henry Chapman Mercer and early American technology, culture and folk art.

Use of the Mercer Library is free to museum members; non-members pay regular museum admission fees. No appointment is necessary. Library hours are:

  • Tuesday-Thursday 1-5 pm
  • Friday & Saturday 10 am-5 pm

Questions regarding Library collections and services can be directed to the Library at


More than 60 Early American trades are represented in the Mercer Museum.
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