The Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library inside the Museum is a wellspring of information for researchers and genealogists. The library contains books, maps, microfilm, vertical files, diaries, manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs and periodicals which provide information about collections, geographical, historical and biographical information about Allen County and its residents, as well as surrounding counties, Ohio, and neighboring states – including those from which Allen County pioneers originated. About 75% of the library’s patrons are family history researchers. The entire collection of the library is non-circulating.
The Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library is open by appointment only. Please call 419-222-9426 to schedule your appointment.