1250 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008
Genealogy Desk: (760) 434-2931
Genealogy hours Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Parking is free and is usually not a problem except for the first and third Tuesdays of each month when the North County Genealogical Society has meetings at 10am.
The library has one high speed scanner which uses a flash drive, microfilm machines, microfiche machines, photocopiers, computers for genealogical use only and wireless internet access inside of the library.
Photocopies are 20 cents per copy and color copies are $1.00 each. No food or drink is allowed inside the library although there are picnic tables and seating outside. There are two collections at this location: The Carlsbad History Room (first floor) Georgina Cole Library Genealogy Collection (second floor).
Overview of the Carlsbad History room:
The Carlsbad History room is located on the bottom floor, behind the magazines in the Carlsbad Georgina Cole Library.
CARLSBAD ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION CARLSBAD NEWSPAPER COLLECTION
CARLSBAD PRINT/VIDEO COLLECTION FOR LOCAL HISTORY
Carlsbad Champion, January 1926 – December 1927
Carlsbad Journal, January 1928 – December 1992
Carlsbad Sun, January 1993 – December 1995
North Coast Advertiser, March 5, 1975 – February 1981
Oceanside Blade, October 1892 – April 1930
Additionally, a microfilm collection of the short-lived weekly newspaper Carlsbad Sea Lion is available (December 10, 1887 – June 23, 1888).
Excerpts from the Plain Truth/Spirit of Love newspaper are available (June 1884 – December 1922). These were compiled by Robert Baird.
Examples are on the website:
More than 4,700 photos are available for historical research. Some photos are available via patron provided portable storage device. Historical photos can be viewed by appointment.
Zahniser Family 1882 – 1906, 1930; Shipley and Magee 1886 – 1954; Roberts 1942