The Pennsylvania Room holds thousands of books devoted to the history and genealogy of our region. Beyond the core collection of Fayette County histories, an assortment of resources ranging from military registers to church minutes to local photography collections are available to visitors. We also hold a selection of books regarding the history of neighboring counties and the early settlers of Maryland, Virginia, and Ohio.
Books in the Pennsylvania Room collection cannot be checked out. In some cases, however, duplicate copies may be available in the general collection downstairs.
Major Subject Areas
Our collection is particularly strong in the following areas: