The Reading Room overlooks Dealey Plaza and provides a reflective environment for people of all ages seeking information and understanding about the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The Reading Room provides access to more than 4,000 books, magazines, newspapers and videos and covers topics ranging from Kennedy's life and legacy to conspiracy theories to 1960s pop culture.
Hours and Contact
Monday – Friday, by advance appointment only.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and major holidays.
214-747-6660, ext. 6646
Please read our Visiting Guidelines before making an appointment to visit the Reading Room.
Make an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, fill out our Reading Room Appointment Request Form. Please submit the form at least two weekdays before the date you wish to visit. Your request must be confirmed before visiting the Reading Room.
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Reading Room Highlights
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JFK Resource Consortium
Want to learn more about other collections related to President Kennedy? Explore the JFK Resource Consortium. This expansive research tool puts you in touch with materials related to President Kennedy and the assassination at universities and institutions throughout Texas.