The Society maintains a genealogical library in the Edwardsville Public Library which contains over 2,500 volumes of genealogical and historical material, including family histories, an indexed obituary file, printed census records, marriage records through 1882, cemetery records including inventories and computer printouts, and quarterlies from genealogical societies within Illinois and several other states.
A Microfilm reader/printer is available for use in the genealogical room, along with microfilmed census records and Edwardsville newspapers from the early 1800s to the present. A microfiche reader with microfiche of Illinois marriages, early Illinois land records, 1860 St. Louis Census, and other indices are available.
Edwardsville Public Library
Hours: Mon - Thurs: 9 am - 9 pm Fri.- Sat: 9 am - 5 pm Sun: 1 pm - 5 pm Closed Holidays
The library catalog can be searched online, including the MCGS collection. The search includes all libraries in the Lewis and Clark Library System which includes many other local libraries in Illinois.