Online Library Finders

By Family Tree Editors Premium

Try these Web sites to find a library near you or learn about specific libraries’ holdings:

American Library Directory Online
A free registration lets you find addresses for more than 35,000 public, academic, special and government libraries, and library-related organizations in the United States and Canada.

Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
Index of member libraries.

Directory of State and Territorial Archives and Records Programs
From the Council of State Archivists.

Genealogy Libraries in the US
A listing of large and small libraries with genealogy collections.

LibDex: The Library Index
Library catalogs online, from all over the world.

Library of Congress: Other Libraries’ Catalogs
Links to online library catalogs in the United States and worldwide. 

Libweb Academic Libraries on the Web
Lists more than 7,900 pages from libraries in 146 countries.

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
This catalog lets you search for manuscript collections in libraries across the United States.

Public Libraries
A listing of public libraries in the United States.

Repositories of Primary Sources
A worldwide listing of archives and manuscript repositories by region.

Search a global network of library content, then link to a holding library near you. (<a href=”episode1″ target=”_blank”>Learn more about WorldCat in the Family Tree Magazine Podcast Episode 1.)

Yahoo! Academic Libraries
A good starting point for finding library sites.