The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park’s Research Library consists of over 2,500 books and periodicals about the local maritime history and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. The collection includes books, publications, magazines, and research collections. Books cover diverse topics including navigation, weather, maritime history, oyster industry history, local history, boat maintenance, cooking/recipes, and more. Periodicals include the full collection of Yachting Magazine from 1907 to 2018 and local publications such as Skipper Magazine and Wooden Boat.

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park makes its Archives and Library available to researchers and students for free. To access the archives and library materials email the Curator of Collections or call 410-295-0104, ext. 32.

Online Research

The Annapolis Maritime Heritage Research Portal provides access to photos and archival documents from the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park’s permanent collection. The collection reflects the rich maritime heritage of the Annapolis area and the neighborhood of Eastport. This online research portal is made possible by the generous support of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.