Admission - Free
Parking - Free
PO Box 312
Pekin, IL 61555-0312
View the Newspaper Collection page for details about our newspaper collection.
As a FamilySearch affiliate library, TCGHS researchers have onsite access to more than two billion digitized records, including 400 million images that are not currently available to the public outside an affiliate library or a FamilySearch family history center.
While anyone can access the basic FamilySearch collection from their own home computers, the additional 400 million images that will are available are a great addition to the resources TCGHS can offer you at our library.
More details are available here!
No, the Library is a non-circulating research library. All materials must be used in the Library.
No appointment or admission fee is required to visit our Library. Location, hours, and other information are listed in the left column of all library pages.
Unexpected closings can occur but are very rare (usually to inclement weather) – any unscheduled closing will be listed prominently on our home page.
Parking is free and the library is handicapped accessible. Copiers, microfilm readers, and computers are available for your use (small fee for copies). We also provide free wi-fi access.
If you are coming through town and can't stop by during our normal hours, email us in advance and we'll try to make arrangements to meet you at the library.
The Library is open to all researchers. There are no membership or age requirements. No admission fee is charged although we do appreciate donations (we receive no government funding). And, of course, you are always welcome to join the society!
We do charge a small fee for each page copied or printed in the library.
You can bring paper, pens/pencils, laptops and other mobile computing devices, research notes, and a camera. We ask you to leave all coats and briefcases in the main research area before going into the stacks.
Please do not make notes in any of our sources! If you find something you think is in error, please advise our librarian.
Please ask staff before photographing collection items. Drinks are allowed but please be cautious. Water & soda are available for a small donation.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the library, including restrooms!!
We recommend prioritizing one or two goals for your visit.
Use the Search our Website box on our Home Page, review the content of Our Collection, search our Records & Indexes , Publications List, and Research Guides to identify items and collections you want to use during your visit.
Drop us an email if you have a specific item you are looking for - we'll try to have it ready when you arrive.
Note: All our publications are available to consult for free at the library as well as available for purchase.
We recommend emailing the society with any questions you have. Our webmaster will make sure your message gets to the person best suited to answer your question.
You are also welcome to call the society but be aware that all our librarians are volunteers whose knowledge and background vary widely. The individual you speak to may or may not be able to answer your question immediately.
Our monthly meetings are always open to the public. Our monthly meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the library. The meeting begins with a one hour presentation followed by a short business meeting.
There are no membership or age requirements. No admission fee is charged although we do appreciate donations (we receive no government funding). And, of course, you are always welcome to join the society!
Yes, but please let us know in advance for the best experience for your students or guests.
You can email corrections to us. Be very specific about why you think there’s an error. If you find an error in an actual governmental record such as a marriage certificate, we can’t fix that – you’ll have to go back to the originator of the record (Tazewell County Clerk, Illinois Department of Health, etc.)
|Monday||9:00 am-1:00 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am-1:00 pm|
|7:00 pm-9:00 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am-4:30 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am-1:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am-1:00 pm|
|Sunday||2:00 pm-4:30 pm|