Welcome to the Carroll County Genealogical Society Library. Our collection is housed at the Westminster Public Library Branch located at 50 East Main Street in Westminster. Currently CCGS has over 1400 library items that are available for researchers. Our items include:
One-of-a-kind works compiled by family researchers
Our collection is found within the Public Library, organized within its own area. The collection is owned by the Carroll County Genealogical Society. It is a reference library only, therefore the materials are not circulated and do not leave the library.
The CCGS Collection is available during normal Library business hours:
Monday - Thursday
9 AM - 8:45 PM
Friday - Saturday
9 AM - 5 PM
1PM - 5 PM
Holidays and weather related closings may be found at the Carroll County Public Library
Our collection continues to grow with new purchases and donations of material focusing on our area. CCGS strives to make information available to the researcher by continually adding and refining materials and capabilities.
Our books are filed numerically, family histories are filed alphabetically in a designated section, unpublished materials in folders or binders are usually filed on the magazine shelves. Family envelopes, journals and newsletters are filed on the bookcases against the back wall.
Family Histories Journals & Newsletters Binders
The floor plan and location of CCGS materials can be seen here
IMPORTANT - Items that are listed in our catalog as in storage are only accessible when CCGS Volunteers are available. It is recommended that researchers to the CCGS library make prior arrangements with our Library/Research staff if there are materials located in storage that you wish to access. CCGS volunteers are generally available on Thursday afternoons between 1 PM and 4 PM to assist researchers and these materials can be easily accessed then. If you need to make arrangements to view these materials please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carroll County Public Library Personnel cannot access material that is in storage.
A small research table is available in the area for your convienence. Power is available from a floor outlet beneath the table for your laptop or other equipment. WI-FI access is available through the Carroll County Public Library. Public access and setup can easily be completed following library instructions.