Regional History & Genealogy


Accessing Regional History & Genealogy During the Penrose Closure

Patrons may access RH&G staff by:

Genealogical Research Databases: American Ancestors, FamilySearch, Ancestry Library Edition and Fold3 are available from all PPLD locations.

Microfilm: Microfilm may be requested from Regional History & Genealogy, in advance, to be sent and viewed at the East Library. Patrons will need to give 4 days’ notice before the film will be available to them. East Library staff will contact patrons when their film is ready to view. Patrons must view the film at the East Library (items do not circulate outside of the library). Microfilm requests from Inter-Library Loan during this time will also be available from the East Library.

Virtual 1 on 1s: When needed, Regional History & Genealogy staff may meet with patrons virtually for scheduled one on one help to address specific research needs.


Sunday and Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome. If you would like us to pull archival materials prior to your visit, please call us at (719) 531-6333, x7252. We also continue to assist with research questions virtually. Please contact us by phone or by email with questions.

Regional History & Genealogy collections at Pikes Peak Library District are held in the 1905 Carnegie Library connected to the Penrose Library in downtown Colorado Springs. The Regional History collection includes books, maps, manuscripts and archives, photographs, oral histories, films and videos, government documents, pamphlets, periodicals, and other materials related to the history of the Pikes Peak region. The Genealogy collection contains extensive family history research materials, covering the entire United States from Colonial times to the present, including books, periodicals, and access to major genealogical databases.

Regional History & Genealogy Policy


There are multiple ways to contact our team:



Many of the resources can be used for both genealogy research or research on the region.


Visit our Partners for additional and complementary resources:


Regional History & Genealogy Programs and Classes


Regional History & Genealogy Exhibits

Reading Lists