Genealogy Links

The following genealogy and history links are recommended by Pennsylvania Room staff and volunteers.

Pennsylvania Room Collection

The Pennsylvania Room has a specialized collection of more than 3,000 volumes on state, local, and family history, as well as original Centre County records, newspapers, patron-provided manuscript genealogies, vital record indexes, and indexes to Centre County marriages and newspaper obituaries.

Suggest a Title

Looking for a title? Use this form to request titles for your library branch. The Centre County Library will purchase titles that fit with our collection development policy, budget allowing.

Searching the Library Catalog

The library catalog is located at  From the catalog, you can view your account, renew items, view blocks on your card, verify your address, and see and place holds on materials owned by any public library in Centre County.

Returning Library Materials

For your convenience, a book return is located at each library location.  Library materials can be deposited at any book return at a public library in Centre County at any time of day.  Materials must be returned to one of our locations on the date due or a late fee will be assessed.

Placing an Item on Hold

If an item is available at a location other than your home library, simply place a hold and request to pick the item up at your home library.  Holds may be placed in person, by phone, or through the web catalog.  There is no fee for this service.  We strongly suggest you sign up to receive email notices for your requests.  This will allow us to process your request more quickly and will save paper.

Online Tools

Power PA Library:

The POWER Library is a service of Pennsylvania's public libraries, school libraries and the State Library. The POWER Library provides access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference materials for people of all ages.

Centre County Info:

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About Us

About Us

Library System Profile:

The Centre County Library and HistoricalMuseumis headquartered in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. We support three library locations (Bellefonte, Philipsburg and Centre Hall), and a county-wide bookmobile.  We also operate a specialized research library and museum focusing on Central Pennsylvaniahistory and genealogy, which is located in the historic Miles-Humes House in Bellefonte, PA. 



            The first public library in Centre County was the direct result of a bequest from Ann Elmira Humes, in her will of 1935. She left her house (the historic Miles-Humes home, built 1814-1815) at 203 N. Allegheny St. in Bellefonte to be used as a library, as long as the community would rally with financial support within a reasonable period of time. 

Locations & Hours

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Centre County Library (Bellefonte)

200 North Allegheny Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
(814) 355-1516