Stephen Phillips Memorial Library

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Library serves as the museum’s research center, providing access to books, manuscripts, photographs, nautical charts, maps, and boat plans. In addition to our strong collections in maritime history, with an emphasis on mid-coast Maine, we also have important collections in Maine history and genealogy.

Our library is at 9 Church Street in Searsport. The library does not lend materials: all research is conducted in the reading room, which is handicapped-accessible.

To check the Phillips Library’s catalogued holdings, you may search the  Catalog database. We are one of two libraries in the database from Waldo County.


For library inquiries, the first hour of research is free; any additional research beyond one hour is $25 per hour. Photocopies are 25 cents per page.


Open year-round, Tuesday through Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Closed all major U.S. holidays. Please be sure to schedule your visit in advance.

You can schedule your visit or send us your research request by
phone: 207-548- 2529 ext. 212
Penobscot Marine Museum
ATTN: Library Researcher
P.O. Box 498
Searsport, ME 04974