Frequently Asked Questions

Collage of three images of a young Bob Dylan.

About the Center

A: From this Vanity Fair article, written by Doug Brinkley:

“When news broke in 2016 that Bob Dylan had given his vast archive of recordings and artifacts to the George Kaiser Family Foundation of Tulsa, people were taken aback. Why was this cultural trove going there, of all places?

Now we know the answer. That initial cache of Dylanalia has become the cornerstone of an entire museum: the Bob Dylan Center®. Recently I asked the singer-songwriter, who is 80, why he’d chosen Tulsa. ‘There’s more vibrations on the coasts, for sure,’ he explained. ‘But I’m from Minnesota and I like the casual hum of the heartland.’”

A: If you are having difficulties reserving your visit online, please email info@bobdylancenter.com. You may also visit the center in person to purchase a ticket, however please note tickets are for a reserved entry time and may not be available for the time you arrive at the center.

A: All tickets purchased in advance cannot be refunded or exchanged past date of admission. For questions regarding tickets, please email tickets@bobdylancenter.com

A: Prior to booking tickets, members will need to log in: https://secure.americansongarchives.org/account/login

If you have never logged in, but are a member, you will need to click “Reset Password” and follow the prompts. You must use the email you used to sign up for your membership, otherwise it will make a separate account and will not have your membership linked to the account.

If you have already created a member account, you do not need to create a new account. Please use your already existing account, as it will be tied to your membership. If you’ve forgotten the password, you may reset it to gain access to your already existing account.

Our system requires all transactions create an account, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

A: Timed admission provides two (2) hours for your visit, which allows time to experience the full center and our self-guided audio tour. If you should desire more time for your visit, please check with our front desk upon entry; we will do our best to accommodate.

A:  The archive consists of more than 100,000 items, including essays, poems, liner notes, correspondence, philosophical musings, never-before-seen photos and more, spanning nearly the entire length of Bob Dylan’s career.

A: At this time, we accept research requests to the Bob Dylan Archive® via librarian@bobdylanarchive.com. All research requests go through a vetting process. Due to the high volume of requests, we are unable to accommodate unscheduled researchers.

A: Metered parking in the district is enforced Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Free parking is generously offered by Bank of Oklahoma in the parking lot at the corner of North Boston Avenue and East Archer Street, Fridays from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sundays noon until 9 p.m.

A: Personal wheelchairs and mobility devices are welcome.

The center and all restrooms at the center are wheelchair accessible.

A: Unless otherwise indicated, visitors may take personal-use snapshots while touring the center, provided that flash and photography equipment (tripods, monopods, selfie sticks) are not used and it does not interfere with the enjoyment of other visitors.

A: Service animals are permitted into the Bob Dylan Center. We do not allow pets or therapy animals.

If you have any issues not addressed on this Frequently Asked Questions page, please send an email to info@bobdylancenter.com.

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