Louise Timken Library & Archives


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

Select HERE to View Timken Library & Archives Online Database

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.  

Library Hours: open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays during normal museum hours.

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: library@mapsairmuseum.org

For Archives & Oral Histories questions: mapshistoryprogram@mapsairmuseum.org


Your Louise Timken Library & Archives Team