Logan Public Library

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Logan Public Library

Contact Information

Library Address:

Logan Library
255 North Main Street
Logan, UT 84321

E-mail: Virginia Hanson Special Collections

Telephone: (435)716-9143

Hours and holidays:

Come any time but call or email to confirm hours for specialized service.
Monday-Saturday open 10:00 a.m.
Monday-Thursday close 9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday close 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming closings: click here.


Logan Public Library location on MapQuest

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The Logan Library, Virginia Hanson Special Collections has an excellent collection of historical information related to [Logan|Logan, Utah] and Cache County, Utah. In 2006 the Everton Genealogy Collection was donated to the library. It was opened to the public for two years but was then closed in April 2008. The staff of the library have since been working to add a portion of this book collection to the Virginia Hanson Special Collections. In addition to the book collections, there is an expanding archival and digital collection relating primarily to the City of Logan.


  • Access to Special Collections: Rare Books Division, Manuscripts and Archives Division, Arents Collection, Berg Collection, Pforzheimer Collection, Print Collection, Photography Collection, and Spencer Collection requires a library card, photo identification, and an application. You can submit applications in each collection's reading room or via their webpage in some cases.
  • The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in not at the Main Branch.


  • Sam P. Williams, Guide to the Research Collections of the New York Public Library (Chicago: American Library Association, 1975). (FHL Collection Book 974.71 A3w). WorldCat entry.
  • New York Public Library. Local History and Genealogy Division, United States Local History Catalog: a Modified Shelf List Arranged Alphabetically by State, and Alphabetically by Locality within Each State, 18 volumes and four suppelments. (Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, 1974). (FHL Collection Large Q Book 974.71 A3nd). WorldCat entry.

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Logan Public Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

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  • YIVO Institute for Jewish Research East European Jewish immigrant studies, gazetteers, yizkor books (Holocaust town memorial books), biographical directories, Landsmanshaft records.
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