Two hands in light blue rubber gloves handle an antique vaccination kit
Two hands in light blue rubber gloves handle an antique vaccination kit


Researching the Collections

The Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library invite collaborations and partnerships with other historic, scientific or medical institutions with the goal of amplifying research relevant to 21st century human health.


Using the Mütter Museum Collections 

The Mütter Museum Collections are accessible via a . Additional information, including data related to parts of the collections not yet digitized, may be available to researchers upon request. Please contact if you have questions about the Museum Collections. 

For more information about collaborative work with the collections, please visit our

Rights and Reproductions 

Most Museum Collections images are available to use under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. (CC BY-NC 4.0) images are available for non-commercial use with proper attribution to the author and source. 

For information about how to use or cite the Museum Collections for commercial or non-commercial purposes, email with the subject line “Rights and Reproductions Inquiry.” 

Research Appointments 

The Museum Collections are accessible for research purposes by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, dependent upon staff availability. To schedule an appointment please email with the subject line “Museum Research Appointment.” 


Using the Historical Medical Library Collections

The Historical Medical Library has a wide variety of resources for use in publications, websites, films or educational material. Visit our Historical Medical Library collections page to explore our collections. 

Rights and Reproductions 

All library images, scans, and photographs may be subject to copyright. To use these materials in a publication, film, work of art, or any other use, email with the subject line “Rights and Reproductions Request." 

Research Appointments 

The Historical Medical Library welcomes all researchers. Our physical collections are available by appointment only. All researchers are subject to the Historical Medical Library’s . Research appointments must be made at least 2 weeks in advance and are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. To schedule an appointment, email with the subject line “Research Appointment Inquiry.”  


Imaging Services Requests 

For Press and Non-Media Imaging Services Requests, see our