The historical society maintains a research library that is available by appointment. Please be aware that the schedule is dependent upon the volunteer library host’s availability. Contact in order to set up a day and time to visit us.

To help you get started on learning more about South Coast history, please consult ourĀ Guide to Historical and Genealogical Resources of the South Coast.

This guide gives you specific information on sources for photos, maps, internet sites, published material, and newspapers for our region.

You may also like to view ourĀ Timeline of South Coast History to get an overview of important events on the southern Oregon coast.

The Coos History Museum sells electronic copies of most of the images in the collection. Prices vary depending on the purpose for use. Please see our Photograph Services page for more information or contact a staff member for details.

Information about items not on exhibit is readily available through our computerized catalog and research requests. Download the Research Request form, fill out our online form below, or pick up a form the next time you visit the museum. Requests are answered in the order they are received. Please allow up to 14 business days for a response.

Summary of Research Fees

After the first 30 minutes, the Coos History Museum charges a non-refundable $30 per hour research fee.

B&W photocopies .20 cents per page
Color photocopies .30 cents per page

Click here to download the Research Request form: Research Request