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The James J. Hill Center is a world-class research facility dedicated to helping you start, build and grow your business or career. Explore our unparalleled collection of free online databases, free research classes, one-on-one research support through a Hill Membership and our Premium Research Services.

The Hill Center’s historic print collection is comprised of business archives from the mid-1800s to the turn of the 21st century. Some books are very old and in fragile condition. While visitors are encouraged to explore our collection, a staff person must assist with all handling of books. For historic research requests, email info@jjhill.org prior to your visit.

To learn more about the Hill Membership and other Hill Center programs and services, we encourage you to make an appointment.

James J. Hill Center Usage Policies


Patrons with accessibility needs please access our ground floor elevator entrance via Kellogg Ave at the back of the building. Please ring the doorbell on the right hand side of door and a Hill staff member will assist you. If you have questions or concerns please call 651.265.5500. We look forward to having you visit.

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