The Chickasaw Nation Tribal Library

Chickasaw Nation Residents

The tribal library is a community-based family library that offers programming and services for people of all ages.

Library cards and services are available for Chickasaw citizens and Chickasaw Nation employees. Genealogy services are offered to the public.

See contact information, program details or locations.


  • Chickasaw citizens living in the 74820/74821 ZIP codes
  • All current Chickasaw Nation employees
You Provide
  • Photo ID
  • Chickasaw citizenship card or Chickasaw Nation employee badge
  • Proof of residency (mail showing current address)
For information regarding application process, contact us.


(580) 310-6477


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Program Details

Enjoy a diverse variety of fiction, periodicals, children’s books, biographies, histories, magazines and general reference materials at the Chickasaw Nation Tribal Library. DVDs that range from documentaries to popular titles are also available.

The tribal library is a community-based, family library that offers programming and services to all. Computers and Wi-Fi are available to the public.

A summer reading program is offered to youth annually.

How to Apply for a Library Card:

Complete a library application form and return to the library in person or send via email to

Other Information

With a tribal library card, you may check out:

  • Up to five books for two weeks at a time
  • Three DVDs for one week at a time

Hours of Operation

The tribal library is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

A drop box is located outside of the library to return materials after hours. Call for renewals, held items or any other questions. No late fees are currently enforced.


Genealogy is the science of studying family history and lineage. Using Dawes Roll records, federal census records, historical records and family files, the Chickasaw Nation Genealogy Program can assist with genealogy requests pertaining to the Five Tribes (Chickasaw, Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole).

Genealogy services are available at:
The Chickasaw Nation Culture and Humanities Building
1020 N. Mississippi Ave.
Ada, Oklahoma

The Chickasaw Cultural Center Holisso:
The Center for Study of Chickasaw History and Culture
867 Charles Cooper Memorial Road
Sulphur, Oklahoma

To submit a genealogy request, view genealogy records or explore ancestry from the Five Tribes, please email or call (580) 310-6488 (Ada) or (580) 622-7156 (Sulphur).

Click to learn more about Dawes Roll research or submit a genealogy request form to expedite inquiries.

Find answers to common questions regarding tribal citizenship at

About the Dawes Roll

The Dawes Roll was taken during the years 1898-1914. In order to be listed on the Dawes Roll, your ancestors must have lived in Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) as members or citizens of the Five Civilized Tribes (Chickasaw, Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole).

The Dawes Roll are the required records for enrollment in the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma today. You must have a direct lineal ancestor by blood listed on the Dawes Roll. State-issued birth or death records are required as proof of lineage back to an original enrollee. All tribes have different requirements for citizenship, membership or enrollment.


Tribal Library

Ada, Oklahoma 74820