107 NE Monroe Peoria, Illinois 61602-1070

The Local History & Genealogy Room

The Local History & Genealogy Room contains information in the following formats: print, maps, microfilm, and microfiche.  Please check the library’s catalog for specific titles.  If we don’t have the specific title that you are looking for, remember that we can Inter-Library Loan most items with your Peoria Public Library card.

Public computers and wifi are provided along with microfilm readers that accept external storage devices. A copier and prints from the computers and microfilm readers are 8 1/2 x 11" in black and white only and are 10 cents per page.

Some of the contents found in this room are:


  • Cemetery indices for Peoria and various surrounding counties
  • Family Group Sheets  (please ask a staff person for assistance)
  • Family histories
  • Federal Census Index
  • Marriage records
  • Obituary indices
  • Peoria City Directory (print from 1961 forward, earlier years are on microfilm)