Research Library

  • Library Hours. The Library will be open by appointment every Thursday and Saturday from 12:00-2:00pm. You can reserve a 1-hour time slot from 12:00-1:00 or 1:00-2:00pm.
  • Library Resources. During your appointment, you will have access to all research resources including books, print files, and access to our Collection database. We will help you get started, and then you will have independent access to the space to spread out and explore on your own.
  • Sign-up. Select “Research Appointment” below to view all available appointment slots. Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email with all of the details. If you have any questions, contact Brianna Kosowitz, [email protected].

Public Records

Census rolls, school attendance, post offices, cemeteries, industries, government agencies, organizations, and individuals.


Newspapers, film and video of marine life, the Japanese American Exclusion, canoe making, sailing ships,logging, fishing and Island festivals.

Bainbridge Review

The Bainbridge Review earned national recognition for its coverage of the forced removal and incarceration of 227 Bainbridge Island residents of Japanese descent. The Museum contributed to the creation of Kitsap Regional Library’s first special digital collection, which is available only online through the Kitsap Regional Library website at Bainbridge Review, 1941-1946.