Visit the Library

We are open!

We are now accepting requests for research appointments. To request an appointment please fill out this form and review the rules for the reading room below. Due to our limited space, proof of vaccination is required in order to do research.

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 building is 42 W. Middle Lane, between N. Adams St. and N. Van Buren St. in Rockville, MD.

Hours: By appointment. Contact us today!

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:
    • Duplication Fees: 
      • $0.50/page for photocopies of materials
      • $10.00/image for re-scanned digital photographs (higher than 300 dpi)


Rules for the Reading Room:

    • Appointments are limited to 2 hours per day, per researcher 
    • Proof of vaccination is required at time of entry. Masks are required for all (in compliance with current County regulations)
    • No food or drink allowed. Water may be carried inside a closed container, but must be consumed away from the tables.
    • Large purses or backpacks must be left in the cabinet near the entrance.
    • Please use pencil only for note-taking– no ink pens will be allowed on the tables.
    • Laptops and phones/cameras are allowed. 
    • Staff will retrieve and return all materials