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Visiting the Research Center

Research Center Hours

Tuesday–Saturday 10 am to 4:45 pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and all state holidays.

There is no charge to visit the Research Center.

Research Center Closings
July 4, 2018
November 22–23, 2018
December 25–26, 2018

The John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center is located on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The Research Center open to the public; there is never a charge to visit the research facilities. Visit the Research Center to find books, photos, manuscripts, newspapers, audio, and video pertaining to American Indians, genealogy, and Oklahoma history.

Group Tours and Field Trips

To book a field trip or request a group tour of the Research Center please fill out our online form.

Book a Tour or Field Trip

Visitor Guidelines

  • 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.
  • Books and materials are non-circulating; we do not participate in the interlibrary loan program.
  • Children under the age of eighteen 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 and video, manuscript collections, and maps must be requested by 4 pm on weekdays.
  • Saturday access to oral histories, film and video, manuscript collections, and maps must be requested by 4 pm on Friday.

Locate Us

Map of the Oklahoma Capital Complex including the Oklahoma History Center

Research Center
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is located on the northeast corner of NE 23rd Street and 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