111 W. Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20850
The Jane C. Sween Research Library and Special Collections is located at the Beall-Dawson Historical Park in Rockville. Named in honor of its first librarian–researcher, current volunteer, and author Jane C. Sween–the library strives to collect, preserve, and make available the rich history of Montgomery County and its residents in the form of primary and secondary resources related to local history and genealogy.
Get a jump-start on your research by exploring descriptions of our collections material, or viewing actual documents and articles available to researchers online.
Research services and scanning services are available from the staff for reasonable fees, depending on the nature of the request. Visit the link above, and email the Librarian for more information.
Sarah Hedlund, Archivist/Librarian
Normally, our Librarian and dedicated team of experienced volunteers are happy to assist you with your research, but we are currently closed to the public to continue to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The library is located on the same campus as the Beall-Dawson House, Stonestreet Museum, and Montgomery History administrative offices, off W. Montgomery Avenue in downtown Rockville. Parking is available for free in our lots off Middle Lane, as well as on the street (2-hour limit).
Location: The street address of the library is 42 W. Middle Lane, between N. Adams St. and N. Van Buren St. in Rockville, MD.
Wednesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Saturday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Closed on federal holidays. The Library also follows the Montgomery County Public Schools in closing for hazardous weather conditions.
Fees and Services: The Library charges a daily research fee to cover expenses. We also charge fees for duplication of materials as outlined below.
Daily Research Fee:
$5 adults / $3 seniors and students / Montgomery History members free!
$0.25/page for photocopies of materials
$10.00/image for re-scanned digital photographs (higher than 300 dpi)
Rules for the Reading Room: