Local History Collection
Our Californiana collection, located at the Prunedale Branch, consists of books and other items on the history of Monterey County and California.
Historical Photograph Collection
Historical photographs of Monterey County and central coast places, pamphlets, papers and maps are located at the Library Administrative Office in Marina.
Some photographs have been
digitally reproduced and are available
online. Digital copies without watermarks are available for a
To view these images and additional materials in person, call
(831) 883-7512 to make an appointment.
Other Monterey County Local History Resources:
Monterey County Local History Directory of
Archives and Resources A descriptive list of local archives.
Recommended Websites with Monterey County Local History
Search these resources by local place name, name of a person,
etc. For example search for "Monterey county ca". You will be
delighted to see the extensive collections on Monterey County that
are available to you online, many for free. Need assistance
searching these resources? Please contact
our reference librarians for basic help.
California State Library, including the Sutro Library
Digital Public Library
Library of Congress Digital Archive
Local History Donations to Monterey County Free Libraries:
We are happy to consider donations to our, Monterey County
focused, local history archive for preservation and sharing. We
can also help direct you to other local historical archives.
Please contact us at 831 883-7512 for more information.
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