Brownwood Public Library's, Genealogy & Local History Branch across from the Brown County Court House, is a fantastic place to research one's family and local history. Caution, we are not a quiet library. We interact and share our discoveries, assist those searching, support community research and promote our area's rich history in general.
With our large collection of books, newspapers, maps, periodicals, family histories, school annuals, cemetery inscriptions, community histories, out of print materials, microfilm, photos, archived material on CDs and DVDs, we have over 5,000 items in our library available to our patrons. Our library is staffed by library employees and volunteers from the Pecan Valley Genealogical Society. We host historical organization's meetings as well as assist those writing about our rich history. We concentrate on materials for our own Brown County, but also adjoining counties of San Saba, McCulloch, Mills, Comanche, Coleman, Callahan and Eastland. We have research materials for not only our central area, but also for the state of Texas at large and the whole United States.
We sponsor online research sites, that you can access from your home computer, through the Texas State Library that has;
,and our Brownwood Public Library's Catalogue of holdings is available from your computer. You can search for materials by subject, author or title to check for availability. All printed material, eBooks, DVDs and our unique Genealogy Collection is available at;
Other subscription research sites are available at our Local History & Genealogy Branch.
Come join us and let us help you get started on your family or history research project.