Holiday Hours

Limited Library services on Thursday, December 14 due to necessary hardware and software updates. Details

The Republic Branch Library is closed for shelving renovations through Monday, Dec. 11. The branch will reopen Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Drive-up service continues during the renovations, Monday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Library

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Local History

Websites Worth Knowing

Ozarks News and Historical Index (ONHI) at COOLcat:
Index to Springfield Newspapers, Springfield Business Journal, magazines, and miscellaneous sources.
http://coolcat.org/search~S1.

Springfield-Greene County Library Local History Digitized Collections. Keyword searchable in whole or in part.
http://thelibrary.org/lochist/digicollections.cfm

Remember the Local History blog and FAQ’s for things like frost dates, latitude, elevation, trivia, etc.
http://thelibrary.org/lochist/

University of Missouri Digital Library
Missouriana Digital Text Collection from the University of Missouri History, Geology, Culture
http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?page=home;c=umlib
Digital Missouri County histories
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/mdh_splash/default.asp?coll=mocohist
Digital Missouri Sanborn maps
http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/specialcollections/sanborn.htm

Missouri Digital Heritage 
Digital collections from Libraries, Colleges and Museums, statewide music, art, history and maps.
http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/

Missouri State University, Meyer Library Special Collections and Archives Digital Collection includes: Aerial maps of Springfield, Bear Standard, SMSU Yearbooks, Labor Union Archives, and Lederer Collection of Black History
http://digitalcollections.missouristate.edu/

Geographic Names Information System (GNIS Query)
Readily locate any town, locale, cemetery, creek, etc. Any name that has appeared on a USGS Quadrangle map. Includes unincorporated places and links easily to different maps; highway, topographical, aerial, etc
http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic

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