Local History

The Library places a high priority on acquiring comprehensive information and resources about Newark and Licking County – both past and present. The Library collects reference and circulating materials that reflect the historical and cultural development of both the city and county. The collection contains books, maps, photographs, microfilm and other unique publications in both hard-copy and digitized formats.

The Main Library houses the majority of the local history collection.

Please call an Adult Services Librarian at 740.349.5520 for assistance or email AAQ@lickingcountylibrary.info . Librarians will do their best to answer your question within 48 hours; excluding weekends and holidays.

To learn more about special areas of our collection you may click on the links below: