We have numerous research materials available to our members free of charge.


  • Self-Led Research:

  • Contracted Staff-Led Research:

    • Member: $10 per hour

    • Non-Member: $20 per hour

      • This rate includes the cost of up to 5 photocopies and postage.

      • Additional photocopies are $0.25.

  • Obituary: $5 each 

Reservations are not necessary, but recomended if you need to view our extensive archhives. 

Call 412-678-1832 or e-mail us at  for more information

Research Library Resources
Your yearly membership gives you access to all of the following: 
  1. Copies of The Daily News on microfilm from 1884 to 2015 and four microfilm machines

  2. Access to


  4. for military records 

  5. Obituary indexes for The Daily News 

  6. Birth and Wedding indexes for The Daily News

  7. City of McKeesport directories 

  8. City of McKeesport tax records

  9. Local cemetery records

  10. Local funeral home records

  11. McKeesport Area High School yearbooks and newspapers

  12. Sanborn Maps of McKeesport

  13. Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County, 1914 reprint

  14. Local family histories

  15. Local church &  synagogue histories

  16. Other archival materials related to local schools, people, organizations, businesses, etc.

  17. Photographs of local interest

  18. Our G.C. Murphy Company materials now have a finding aid. Click Here to open this document.