Public Library. Genealogy Room on site. Meeting rooms available – call for information.
Robeson County Public Library serves the people of Robeson County through our main library in Lumberton, NC. Branch libraries are located in Maxton, Fairmont, St. Pauls, Red Springs, Pembroke, and Rowland.
The library has computers with internet available for use by the public. Wireless internet is also available.
The library has books, dvd’s, videos, audio books, manga and graphic novels available for check out. We have numerous magazine and newspaper subscriptions for use in the library.
The library provides inter-library loan service for materials that are not available in our collection. Please ask at the service desk for more information.
Robeson County Public Library has genealogy resources available to the public for in-house use.
Visitors who are interested in tracing their Robeson County ancestors are encouraged to visit the Hoyland Livermore Jennings Genealogy and Local History Room at the Robeson County Public Library. the room contains over 2,000 books, including approximately 300 histories of families with ties to Robeson County. Many histories of local churches and small towns within the county can be found here as well.
Visitors who would like to trace their Civil War ancestors will find our complete 16 volume set of the “Roster of Confederate Soldiers” helpful. Our library houses the five volume “North Carolina Regiments 1961-65 and the first 14 volumes of “North Carolina Troops. The collection also includes “Moore’s four volume “Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States.”
Our genealogy collection also includes microfilm copies of the North Carolina federal census from 1800-1920. We have “The Robesonian” newspaper on microfilm from 1900 to 2005. There is no index to the newspaper, so researchers must know at least the month and year of an event to conduct research in the local newspaper.
Many local historians have donated both books and manuscripts to the collection which is available to researchers during the Library’s regular hours.
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