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About Our Research Library

The CVHS library contains a collection of over 400 local family histories, documents, periodicals, photographs, and books on the history of Carmel Valley. Books on the history of Monterey County and California in general are included as overarching historical views of events impacting Carmel Valley history.

Books and documents are arranged by category, rather than by numbering system, and are not available online. Our library is not a source for major academic research for which other institutions are more suited. The collection is non-circulating; however, copies can be made for a small fee.

Library use is by appointment, (831) 659-5715. It may also be accessed when the History Center Museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4 PM and on Sundays from 11 AM to 2 PM.