The Library collection consists of approximately 13,000 volumes, including books, reports, microforms, theses, dissertations, and periodicals.
Online Library Catalog
The National Park Service Library Program maintains an online catalog of park library collections, which includes the Independence National Historical Park Library. The online catalog can be accessed via the internet.
National Park Service History E-Library
The National Park Service History E-Library is an electronic collection of National Park Service publications organized by park. Independence National Historical Park has several publications represented in this collection. It should be noted that this is a small sample of the reports, studies, and publications available. The majority of the park's materials have not been digitized and must be accessed at the Library and Archives. Library staff can assist researchers in identifying relevant materials in the park's collection.
Did You Know?
Both George Washington and Independence Hall were born in 1732 and both were important in the creation of the United States. Washington was Commander in Chief during the Revolutionary War and our first President. Inside Independence Hall the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed.