Genealogy Center

Genealogy Center - Plano Public Library

Plano Public Library COVID 19
July 8, 2020- facilities closed for general use
Service Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Current Services Available

  • 2 hour computer reservations, library card required, scheduled in advance, call us (instructions for process and schedule)
  • New library card processing takes 2-3 days from the time you apply online, and you will be contacted regarding your application
  • External Bookdrops for returns, items quarantined for 72 hours, expect some account delay, no impact to borrowing privileges
  • All items are checked out for three (3) weeks
  • Porch side pickup of materials (see process and times here)
  • Access to digital resources (e-books, e-newspapers, e-magazines, e-audio and databases)
  • Book a Librarian and Telephone Reference (email)
  • Online programs for all ages (Calendar)
  • Donations not being accepted
  • FAQ

The service expansion for July 6, 2020 has been postponed

Genealogy Historic Downtown Plano
Learn about historic downtown Plano

Haggard Library
(Basement Level)
2501 Coit Road


Service Hours

Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Genealogy Center - Virtual TourTake a virtual tour of the Genealogy Center

The Genealogy Center at Plano Public Library features extensive document and image collections, and access to premium online resources like Ancestry Library Edition. Specialized staff is available to assist with local, national and international research, and year-round classes accommodate beginners to experienced researchers. All family histories are donated and new ones are welcome.

Collin County Images

Collin County Images

Photographs, documents and other archive material representing people and places of Collin County Link

Our Collection

Our Collection

Genealogy research materials are available for all 50 states and other countries. materials include U. S. Federal census records for all states, military records, passenger lists, family histories, vertical file and map file

Online Resources

Online Resources

The Genealogy Center provides links to over 40 genealogy related sites to aid you in your research Link A valid Plano Library card is required to access these databases from outside the library. Some databases are available in library only. Sites include: Ancestry Library Edition, fold3, HeritageQuest Online, HistoryGeo, Texas Digital Sanborn Maps Link

Partners and Donations

Partners and Donations

Our partners include Collin County Genealogical Society and Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries

Donations of unique materials relating to Collin County in written, audio, visual, and electronic formats are accepted. Contact Cheryl Smith: email or 972-769-4240

Monetary donations are appreciated and are used to expand and enhance our collection. Donation form