The Dr. Phillip and Betty Baker Genealogy Center is located within the Topeka Room on the second floor of the library. The entire area is set aside as a space to focus on research.
The Baker Center houses, in print or electronic form, or on microfilm, the following materials:
- Year books
- Birth, marriage and death records
- Family histories
- Census records
- Marriage indexes
- Cemetery indexes
- Military records
- Property, tax and probate records
- Plat and insurance maps
- Passenger lists
- Naturalization records
- Topeka city directories
Computers, microfilm reader-printers and a photocopier are all available in the Topeka Room. To ensure full access to the collection, librarians provide professional service 78 hours a week, all hours that the library is open.