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5th Floor Special Research Collections

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There are four Special Research Collections housed on the 5th floor of Bizzell Memorial Library. This page includes information for visitors and researchers about access and use of materials from these collections, as well as information related to displays, classes, events and tours. See the individual collection pages for inflormation about holdings and histories of these collections: Harry W. Bass Business History Collection, History of Science Collections, John and Mary Nichols Rare Books & Special Colections and William Bennett Bizzell Bible Collection.  

Collection materials do not circulate and are made available for use in the Duane H.D. Roller Room. See Researching at the 5th Floor Special Research Collections for information about requesting materials and making appointments.

No food is permitted in public spaces, except for the Teahouse while being used by staff and researchers. Drinks are permitted in all public spaces except for the East Hall and Reading Room, and when collections materials are present for tours and instruction. 







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5th Floor Special Research Collections
401 W Brooks St.
Norman, OK 73019
United States

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Atomic Era Materials from the Collections: a display of materials relating to Oppenheimer, the Manhattan Project, and the Atomic Bomb. Items are on display in cases in the foyer and the East Hall. Browsable materials related to the display are viewable in the Reading Nook area and are always accessible during open hours. The East Hall may be temporarily closed during tours and class visits. 

Scheduled closures of the East Hall:

  • October 3   -  noon to closing
  • October 24  -  noon to closing
  • November 8  -  11am to closing
  • November 15  -  all day
  • November 30  -   all day  

General Information

Displays & Spaces

Tours, Events & Outreach

Classes in the Collections

Visiting Reseacher Support

Student Research Help



Wi-Fi Access

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Wi-Fi access is available in all rooms of the library. Instructors and students can access the internet by wirelessly connecting to the University's wi-fi network.