All Boulder Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

Meadows closed for renovation May 9 – 29.
All incoming Meadows’ holds will be available for pickup at the Main Library during this time period.

Local History Research

Carnegie Branch Library for Local History

The Carnegie Branch Library for Local History archive collects and preserves our community’s memory for future generations of researchers. Written, visual and audible materials created by and about Boulder-area residents are housed in our documents room, and are available to the public and scholars for research. Collections documenting early geographic, cultural and social regions of Boulder County include:

  • documents
  • photographs, request a photo from our collection
  • oral history interviews
  • historic Boulder and Boulder County newspapers in microfilm ranging from 1869-present as well as the Boulder Daily Camera archives organized by last name and subject.

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Genealogy Resources

Housed inside the Carnegie Branch Library is the Boulder Genealogical Society’s collection. This collection consists of a wide range of materials including:

  • obituary indexes (1859-1925 and 1960-present).
  • mortuary and burial records
  • histories and directories for various Boulder churches.

This collection is in the process of being cataloged and is searchable online.

The Genealogical Society offers research for a fee.  For more information email

Obituaries can be requested through our Ask A Local History Librarian Service. Please read our research policies before filling out the form.

Visit our Genealogy Guide for family tree resources.