The Lansing Research Library will be closed to visitors through the end of March 2023.

Please Note: The Coos History Museum Lansing Research Library is open by appointment only as staffing is limited. For scheduling or inquiries, please contact the Curator (

The Coos History Museum maintains a research library that is available through email correspondence or in-person as space and staffing allow.

Please consider our online options for your research needs: Research requests and digital photo requests and purchases can all be handled through online correspondence. If you have a specific research topic, please submit a research request form and our very experienced volunteer research team will compile our available information for you.

The first 30 minutes of this service are free and responses will be delivered to you via email. Most requests can be completely resolved in this time frame. Note: there are fees for requested additional research or to purchase non-watermarked digital photos.

In-person visits are scheduled in advance and are available by appointment only. Visitors must agree to the library use agreement before entry. In-person visitors are assisted by a volunteer library host and are able to view our reference collections materials and our photo database.

Please be aware that the in-person availability schedule depends on our volunteer library host’s availability. Contact in order to check the current availability.

Help support the Coos History Museum

All monies collected from image reproduction and research requests go towards the care and preservation of the museum’s archival and object collections.

Free Resource

View the CHM 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 Digital Images Services page for more information.

To start a research request, 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.

To start a request, please download the Research Request form: Research Request