|Facility:||Peabody Essex Museum Phillips Library|
132 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
|Phone:||(978) 745-9500 ext. 3053|
|Hours:||Hours of operation|
The Phillips Library specializes in documenting the global outreach of the Essex community as early as the 18th and 19th centuries. Items pertaining to Japan date as early as 1799.
For more information on the Japanese collection, please contact the library at (978) 745-9500 extension 3053 or via email.
Online access to all digitized items within the Phillips Library, numbering almost 400 items.
Collection size: as of June 2014
The Phillips Library collections are estimated at approximately 400,000 items, including serials, with a large portion in Chinese and Japanese. The collections focus primarily on the global commercial life of Essex County beginning in the 18th century.
Online catalog: http://pem.org/library/catalog
Visitors must first check in with security and are required to leave all coats, backpacks, briefcases, handbags, and pens outside the reading room. Laptop computers, notebooks, and pencils may be brought inside. Cell phones and cameras are not allowed. Visitors can apply for visiting researcher status to use the collections outside of reference hours.
For further information about policies governing use of the collections, please click here.
Items in good condition may be photocopied by librarians. Photocopying requests take 2-3 business days to process. Pricing information is available here.