Generally, the Oak Harbor Public Library Local History & Museum Center is accessible to researchers at any time during the library's operating hours. The room, however, is not staffed; therefore, it is locked when not in use. Library staff are happy to assist researchers in the use of the room's resources but are not able to perform any extensive research. Microfilm of local newspapers is also available for public use and is located on the main floor of the library. Mr. John Liske, a volunteer curator for the Center is usually in on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mr. Liske has an extensive knowledge of the local history of Oak Harbor. If you need help with research or have questions on the local history at any other times, please leave us a message and Mr. Liske will be in touch with you. Please call us at 419-898-7001 if you have questions.
- Materials are non-circulated.
- Food or drinks are NOT permitted.
- Users must handle collection materials carefully.
- A supervising adult must be present when minors are in attendance.
Local History Resources:
Mr. John Liske has gathered many resources and created these Local History documents in PDF files for public use. The descriptions on the pictures shown in "Images of Oak Harbor" were also provided by Mr. Liske.