Giamatti Research Center
A Finding Aid is a document containing detailed information about a specific collection of papers or records within an archive. They are used by researchers to determine whether information within a collection is relevant to their area of interest.
The content of a finding aid may differ depending on the type of material it is describing. Usually, a finding aid includes a description of the scope of the collection, biographical and historical information related to the collection, and restrictions on use of or access to the materials.
The ABNER online library catalog is your guide to the holdings of the Hall's library, the best starting point for research.
The library is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., during the months of March through October. From November through February, the library is open Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library (and the Hall of Fame itself) is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. The library is also closed on most business holidays, including Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veteran’s Day. The library is also closed during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Scheduling an appointment before visiting is highly encouraged due to holidays, conferences, staff meetings, and other factors which may affect our service hours.
Scheduling an appointment before visiting is highly encouraged. We prefer at least two weeks advance notice for anyone wishing to gain access to the Library collection. This will allow our staff to identify and pull material to meet your research needs and to notify you of holidays, conferences, staff meetings, and other factors that affect our service hours.
Research inquiries may be directed to the Giamatti Research Center as follows:
Telephone: 607-547-0330 or 0335
US Mail: National Baseball Hall of Fame
Giamatti Reseach Center
25 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Library services include a variety of fee-based activities, including photocopying and research assistance. Inquiries regarding these services should be directed to the Giamatti Research Center.