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Local History
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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. Titles can be searched on the MCFL Online Catalog.

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 usage  fee.

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 Collections:

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.


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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