Howard & Alba Leahy Library
PLEASE NOTE: The Vermont History Center and the Leahy Library are currently CLOSED to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please check back for updates on reopening. We will be checking our "Ask a Librarian" service, although our access to reference resources will be limited.
The Leahy Library of the Vermont Historical Society, open to the public four days a week, is a center for individualized research and discovery.
The VHS library is a place to explore Vermont's rich heritage. The curious researcher will find a variety of resources documenting the history and people of Vermont, including a collection of books and pamphlets dating from the 1770s to the present. The voices, ideas and commerce of the past are preserved here in unique letters, diaries, ledgers and scrapbooks. Some of Vermont's earliest maps and planning documents are available here. Extensive photograph and broadside collections create a visual record of the state's past. With a special interest in family history, the library has the largest printed genealogical collection in the state.