About the Monroe County History Center Library
The Monroe County History Center Research Library serves genealogists and local historians alike. Our hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday by appointment.
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The library has one full-time librarian and dozens of volunteers available to assist you in research. The library’s resources and expertise include: genealogy, county government history, local geography, communities of Monroe County, local businesses and organizations, cemeteries, churches, oral history, and architectural history. We are fortunate to hold many unique county documents including: land records, marriage applications, probate records, commissioner's records, and civil court records. We can also help you search the museum’s collection of photos and artifacts. (You may also search our photo images online here).
The History Center’s Research Library owes its abundant and well-organized archives to decades of work dedicated by its volunteers and to the collaborative efforts of the Monroe County government and other local libraries.
If you wish to donate books or other documents the Research Library please complete a Temporary Deposit Receipt and bring your items to the History Center. A committee reviews donations for acceptance into the collection. The books that we cannot use can either be donated for our annual sale or you may pick the item up. The library accepts family history books, genealogy notes and files, books by local authors, and books and materials of significance to Monroe County History.
If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Research Library, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or use the History Center's donation page. Please specify that you wish your donation to go to the library.
Your donations allow the library to acquire new resources, purchase preservation supplies, and even renovate its space.