Alfred Mueller Historical Collections Room

Do You Need Help With Genealogical Research ?

You may call the historical librarians Steve Repp and Scott Wolfe for their help at 815-777-0200. Send written requests to the Historical Collections Room, 601 S. Bench., Galena, IL 61036, or email, or

Or you may use this form:


For a list of the Alfred Mueller Historical Collections Room resources please click Here. For a list of website that can assit with genealogical research please click Here.


Research fees will be based on a rate of $20/hr with a minimum fee of $5

Copying and Printing Fees:

Microfilm Prints & DocuPen Scans: .50 per page (printed, e-mailed, or USB scanned)

Document Copies or Prints:

$.15          b/w letter & legal size
$.30          b/w 11×17
$.50          color copies/digital copier/letter & legal size
$1.00        color copies/digital copier/11X17
$.25          color prints/laser printer/letter & legal

Please make checks payable to: Historical Collections/Galena Public Library

Visit to view our online historic photograph collection. And please take our survey about the collection.

Latest uploads to the Library’s Illinois Digital Archives Collection


Hours for the Alfred Mueller Historical Collections Room are:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 3:00-5:00pm

Wednesday 3:00-8:00pm

Saturday 12:00-4:00pm Closed on Sunday

If you will be traveling from out-of-town to visit us, we recommend calling ahead to make an appointment so we can fully serve your needs.