MIHPF Library

Get access to the island's historic past through vintage writings and photos.

The Island's Historical Archives

We invite you to take a deep dive into Mare Island history at our extensive library and archives, chronicling the incredible history of Mare Island through thousands of photographs and plans, extensive clipping files and records by subject, the complete collection of the Mare Island “Grapevine” (Shipyard newsletter), and much, much more.

Library Hours

The library is open to the public
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10AM-2PM

If you would like to book an appointment outside of those timeframes, or need help from one of our archivists please contact us.

Getting to the Library

The library is located at 1175 Nimitz, the two story blue building across the entrance from Island Dry Docks, Suite 170 (best to park and enter the first floor from the south side, parking at Factory O/S parking lot).

Join the Foundation as a Sustaining Member

Proceeds from membership allow us to continue to preserve the rich history of Mare Island also comes with exclusive benefits. Memberships start at only $25 / year and make a great gift.

Private Events and Discounts

Events like movie nights and discounts on merchandise and ticketed events.

Complimentary Island Tours

Book a tour for yourself or bring a group and experience the history.