Request a Research Appointment
Located on the lower level of the Park City Museum, the Hal Compton Research Library offers a unique opportunity to search and discover. Whether your interest lies in your historic Park City home, the emergence of silver mining in Park City, the building of Park City’s first ski jump, or finding a distant relative, we can help you piece together the past from the 1860s to the present day.
The Research Library’s materials include many Park City, Utah, and western history books, personal papers and oratories, maps, thousands of photographs, and objects that appear exclusively in the library. Highlights of the Research Library include the photographs from local photographers Kendall Webb and Pop Jenks, and from Thomas F. Hansen’s rare and extensive collection.
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Visiting the Research Library
- Access to the Research Library is free to all Museum visitors during Research Library hours.
- Appointments are required. Researchers with scheduled appointments will be given first priority. Call, email, or fill out the form below to make an appointment.
- The Research Library can only accommodate a limited number of researchers. We are unable to accept walk-ins at this time.
- Two computers are available for public use to search the Museum collections.
- Bags must be stored upon entry into the Research Library.
- Laptops, pencils and pads of paper are allowed in the Research Library. Scanners are prohibited.
- Staff is available to help with visitor inquiries during Research Library hours of operation.
- Library materials are not available for checkout, but a photocopier is available. Materials must be pre-approved by staff before copying.
Computer printouts and a photocopier are available to researchers. Copies cost ten cents ($0.10) per page.