Jane C. Sween Library

The principal research facility at Montgomery History is the Jane C. Sween Library, a non-circulating library and special collections located at the Beall-Dawson Historical Park in Rockville.

Library and Special Collections

Search our collections online!

To search across all our collections (museum, library, special collections, photos) use keyword search or advanced search in the top menu bar.

Or use the catalog-specific searches to narrow your results:

Library: the books available in our non-circulating library

Archives: the library’s special collections, consisting of archival documents (wills, deeds, correspondence, diaries, photographs, maps and much more) collected and donated by Montgomery County families and residents.

Photos: our extensive photograph collection, consisting of 8 x 10 images, snapshots and slides.

Or view lists of the resources available at the Library.


Research Services
Research services are available in the MCHS library collections. More information on requesting research services.


Hours and Directions

The Jane C. Sween Library is located at 42 Middle Lane, between N. Adams St. and N. Van Buren St. in Rockville, MD.

Hours are Wednesday-Friday, 10-4 p.m., and Saturday 12-4 p.m. Closed major holidays.

Research fee: $5 adults / $3 seniors and students / children under 6 free / MCHS members free



For more information, contact:

Sarah Hedlund, Archivist/Librarian