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Visiting the Research Center

Research Center Hours

The OHS Research Center is open Tuesday–Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:45 pm.

2016 Research Center Closings

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

Locate Us

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

Map of the Oklahoma Capital Complex including the Oklahoma History Center

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