Loloma Learning Center and Research Library

The Loloma Learning Center–located to the south of the museum’s main building–houses a private research library that contains hundreds of volumes on topics related to the American West, as well as the bordering provinces of Canada and states of Mexico.

The research library is available by appointment only on Mondays. Books cannot be removed from the premises, and personal items/bags must be checked upon entering the facility. To make an inquiry or to schedule an appointment with the volunteer librarian, email

The Loloma Learning Center & Research Library

For additional information on the research library’s rules of conduct and photography agreement, please scroll down to the “Library Policies” section on this page.


 Library Topics

Major topics found in the research library’s volumes include:

  • Arts
  • Countries and states
  • Cowboys
  • Exploration
  • Folklore
  • Health
  • History
  • Industry and trade
  • Law and order
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Native Americans
  • Pioneers
  • Plants and animals
  • Ranch and frontier life
  • Recreation
  • Reference
  • Religion
  • Transport
  • Weapons
  • Women in the West


Library Policies

While at the research library, guests will be required to adhere to the rules of conduct for the Loloma Learning Center, and to its photography policy. Please see the documents below for details. Copies of both documents will be provided to researchers upon their arrival.