Reading Room Highlights

Find out what is available in our collections and how you can access them.

Oral History Collection

More than 1,100 interviews now accessible onsite in the Reading Room, the Oral History Collection includes personal memories about the life, death and legacy of President Kennedy and provides insight into the history and culture of Dallas and the 1960s. To see a list of interviews, visit our Collections page.

Jacques Lowe's Library Collection

Donated to the Museum by Jacques Lowe's Estate, the collection consists of books and magazines from the Kennedys' personal photographer, Jacques Lowe. For a list of items in the collection, view our catalog.

Rare Publications and Fiction Novels

Also available are rare and out of print items, as well as fiction novels such as Doctor Who: Who Killed Kennedy. View a selected list of items from our catalog.

Magazines and Newspapers

Browse through magazines and newspapers from the 1960s such as LIFE and Look magazines or more current publications for news and articles on the life, death and legacy of President Kennedy. For a complete list of periodicals, view our catalog.

Juvenile Literature

For the younger audience, the Reading Room includes a collection of juvenile literature with biographies, facts, and fun presidential trivia.  View a selected list of items from our catalog.


Audio and visual media of educational and cultural productions as well as the Museum's productions are available from the research collection.  The Reading Room accommodates researchers with media stations and headphones. View a selected list of items from our catalog.

New Acquisitions

New books, serials and media items are periodically added to the Reading Room shelves.  Be sure to check back on our catalog for new additions.

Historical Collection

With approximately 35,000 items in the Museum's permanent collection, researchers can view these items in the Reading Room with an advance appointment and assistance of the curatorial staff.  To learn more about the Museum's permanent collection, visit the Collections page.