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Visiting the Research Center

As of August 1, 2016, the Research Center is closed on Mondays. Our new hours of operation are 10:00 am to 4:45 pm Tuesday–Saturday.

2016 Research Center Closings

September 5 - Labor Day
September 10 - Septemberfest
November 11 - Veterans' Day
November 24–25 - Thanksgiving
December 26–27 - Christmas

Plan Your Visit

The John & Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center is located on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The Research Center open to the general public; there is no charge to use the research facilities.

  • Please sign the guest register each time you visit.
  • Smoking, food, and beverages are not permitted in the Research Center.
  • To help protect library materials, we ask that researchers write in pencil only (provided.)
  • Please turn cell phones to off/silent.
  • Research Center books & materials are non-circulating; we do not participate in the interlibrary loan program.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Viewing Collections & Archive Materials

  • Certain research materials are not stored on the Research Center floor. To view these materials, complete a record retrieval request form. Forms are available at the reference desk.
  • Archive materials are to be viewed in the Daughtery Family Rare Book Room; patrons should wear cotton gloves (provided) when handling these materials.
  • Patrons using Federal Indian Records are asked to sign a research application form.
  • Access to oral histories, film & video, manuscript collections, and maps must be requested by 4 pm on weekdays.
  • Saturday access to oral histories, film & video, manuscript collections, and maps must be requested by 4 pm on Friday.

Group Tours

To arrange for tours of the Research Center contact:
Laura Martin
(405) 522-5225

Locate Us

Research Center
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 522-5225

Map of the Oklahoma Capital Complex including the Oklahoma History Center

The Oklahoma History Center is conveniently located on the northeast corner of N.E. 23rd & Lincoln Boulevard, across the street from the Oklahoma Capitol. For details view a Google map of our location.

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 35.493201
Longitude: -97.496695