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.

Appointments will be needed to use the Mercer Museum Library facilities in order to maintain the necessary reduced capacity within the space.

The library hours will be Tuesdays/Wednesdays from 2 pm – 5 pm and Thursday – Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm.

Four researchers will be allowed in the library at a time, for 3-hour time slots. These research hours will be as follows: 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 5 pm.

Please contact Annie Halliday at 215-345-0210 ext. 126 or email to reserve a time.


Among the oldest artifacts in the Mercer Museum are a 2,000 year old whale oil lamp and Native American implements dating to 6,000-8,000 BC.
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