The Louise Timken Library & Archives will be a center for research and learning and as a repository of military history.
The mission of the Library & Archives is to maintain and preserve institutional records and to collect, preserve, and make available images, literature (manuscripts, logs, & books), and oral histories relating to military history.
Access & Availability
Non-members – Access to the Library & Archives requires a paid admission to the museum. NO check-out of materials available, only in-house research/reading.
Members – Access is included with a membership in good standing AND allows you to check out any books that are not specified as Reference for 2 weeks.
Currently, availability is limited due to our all-volunteer staff (we are always looking for extra help). The library is typically staffed on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We strongly encourage to call ahead or email ahead to confirm open times, though the Library rooms current goal is to be open the same time that the Museum is open.
Volunteer Opportunities Available
Current projects – digitizing and transcribing oral histories & completing uploading our archives to the online database
General Library volunteer – check out books to members/be present during open hours; even if you just have a couple hours here and there, all volunteering is appreciated
Query for the Library & Archive Staff?
For General library questions: [email protected]
For Archives & Oral Histories questions: [email protected]
Your Louise Timken Library & Archives Team
- Head Librarian – Barb Johnston – [email protected]
- Research – Debbie Bussinger – [email protected]
- Library Volunteers – Betty T., John. S., Marcia W. and Marylou T. and Pat S.