The Joseph P. Copley Research Library and the Randall Room exhibition gallery are open without charge to the public:
Joseph P. Copley Research Library hours:
- Tuesday and Thursday from 1–4 p.m.
- Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by special arrangement
Randall Room exhibition gallery hours:
- Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1-4 p.m.
The research library and the exhibition gallery are on the third floor of the building at 6-8 Market Square adjoining the Athenaeum building.
The Joseph Sawtelle Reading Room is open for tours to visitors on Thursdays from 1 – 4 p.m.
The Reading Room is on the first floor of the Athenaeum at 9 Market Square.
The Portsmouth Athenaeum is handicap accessible. Please call the Athenaeum to get directions to our elevator and to set-up arrangements for a staff member to meet and help you.
The Athenaeum is closed:
- New Years Day
- Market Square Day (the second Saturday in June)
- July 4th
- Most holiday weekends
Please call in advance to confirm that we are open.