About the Monroe County History Center Library
The Monroe County History Center Research Library
serves genealogists and local historians alike.
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HOURS: The library is open during museum hours, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday-Saturday.
The Research Library will be closed the following days:
- December 24th, 25th, and 26th
- January 1st
The Library has one full-time librarian and many knowledgeable volunteers who can assist you with your research. However, due to the Library's staff limitations, it is helpful to make an appointment with the librarian before arriving, especially if you are traveling from another area.
The Library focuses on genealogy, county government history, local geography, communities of Monroe County, local businesses and organizations, cemeteries, churches, oral history, and architectural history. The Library also houses original county documents including: land records, marriage records, probate records, commissioner's records, and civil court records.
If you'd like to search indexes to the Library's resources before arriving, select indexes are listed here.
You can also search for resources and photos in the Center's online catalog.
**(All photo requests must be placed with Collections, with the "Order Image" option available in the online photo catalog or available here.)**
If you wish to donate books to the Library please complete a Temporary Deposit Receipt and bring your items to the History Center. A committee reviews donations for acceptance into the collection. Books not accepted to the collection can be sold at the Center's annual sale or returned to the donor. The library accepts family history books, genealogy files, books by local authors, and resources of significance to Monroe County.
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.