The Cumberland County Historical Society’s Hamilton Library is the perfect place to spend the day for the genealogist, local historian, scholar, or student.  One goal of the Hamilton library is to make the history of Cumberland County accessible to all patrons.  The library is a closed stack, archival library and contains an extensive collection of original documents and manuscripts as well as over 40,000 published volumes.  The Hamilton Library is located within Cumberland County Historical Society’s main building on 21 N. Pitt Street. 

Visitors search the Hamilton Library’s collection by using our PastPerfect computer catalog.  In addition, other finding aids and inventories are available to help patrons with their research.  Significant components of the collection include:  genealogy files, family histories, Cumberland County histories, manuscripts, business records, church and cemetery records, newspapers, and Carlisle Indian School materials. It is noteworthy, too, that CCHS has partnered with the Cumberland County Government to make county records more accessible to patrons.

For more information about visiting CCHS, please see the “About Us” Tab.

To read about library policies, please visit the reading room policy page.


The Hamilton Library reading room
Photo by Rachel Drumheller