Research Library

​​A&P, AT&SF, BNSF Railroads

Kingman Army Airfield

World War II

Chloride Arizona

Hoover Dam

Oatman, Arizona

Beale Wagon Road

Colorado River History

You will also find hundreds of reference books on many subjects, maps and files of Mohave County mines, biographical files, obituaries and burial records, place name files, files on natural as well as "man made" disasters and "happenings" such as the 1953 UFO occurrence.  We are happy to assist you in any way that we can to find the information you're looking for and to answer any questions.

If you're interested in volunteering at the Mohave Museum, the Route 66 Museum or the Bonelli House,

please stop by or call Louise at the Route 66 Museum at (928) 753-9889. 

Please specify which Museum you would like to volunteer at.

We would be so happy to have you!

Research projects, historic books, magazines, newspapers, and valuable documents keep the facility active and interesting.


Our map encapsulation project is nearly completed and the digitization process has begun.  We will soon have them available online to the public! 

Working on your family history??  We may have just what your looking for. 

Stop by during library hours, email or give us a call.

The Research Facility is open to the public Wednesdays and Thursday from 9am until 3pm and Tuesdays and Fridays by appointment.


Telephone: 928-753-3195

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The Research Facility located inside the Mohave Museum of History and Arts offers our visitors a great deal. 

It combines a reference library, photo repository, and “treasure chests” full of documents.

Ever-expanding, the facility’s 3,000 square feet of space was opened to the public in March 2004.

This extensive annex is accessed through the Museum entrance.

During facility hours, our Librarian and Volunteers are on hand to answer questions and assist researchers.

While our focus at the facility is on Mohave County and Kingman, Arizona, the collection also includes a broad selection of historic information about people and places of the State of Arizona and the southwestern region of the U.S.  Valuable historic documents and maps are preserved and protected, including items related to mines, real properties, and cities that once were but are no more.

We have magazines and newspapers—many digitized—from 1882 to the present day.  Our photo collection, available for viewing on this website at "Search Archives," contains more than 15,000 images.   With the help of volunteers we are always adding more photos.  Our reference map collection is one of the finest historic records available for the region.  Our collection contains a wide selection of information about historic and current mining activity

in Mohave County as well as county and city maps and historic maps of the Territory of Arizona.

Below is a list of just a few of the topics available in the Research Facility. 

The facility is open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am until 3pm. 

Please stop in and see what a great resource the facility is for all types of information on

Kingman, Mohave County and the Southwest:

Regular library operating hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 9am until 3:30 pm and all are welcome.  

Appointments can be made to access our library on Tuesday, Friday, or Saturday.  

For an appointment, please call the Librarian at 928-753-3195 on Wednesdays or Thursdays 9am until 3pm or

send an email to

Regular Museum operating hours will not be affected.