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Local Public Libraries and other Facilities with Genealogical Holdings

Note: All local libraries and FamilySearch Centers now offer high speed Internet service to their patrons.

City of Pleasanton Library
L-AGS, in cooperation with the Pleasanton Library,
maintains the largest collection of genealogical materials in the Valley.

The Pleasanton Library is at 400 Old Bernal Avenue (map).

Open hours and holiday closing days

The Pleasanton Public Library offers access to, HeritageQuest On-line, and the New England Historical Genealogy Society at the library.
Access to Heritage Quest On-line is also available from a patron's home.

Telephone: 925-931-3400

Tips on using this Library

CDs at the Pleasanton Library

Subject Index to CDs at the Pleasanton Library

Periodicals in the L-AGS Library

Catalog of the L-AGS Pamphlet file
Part 1    Part 2

A L-AGS docent is on duty at the library on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Alternate appointments may be jointly arranged via email to:
Members who would like to serve as genealogy docents may send email to

Livermore Public Library, Civic Center

Telephone 925-373-5500

The Livermore Public Library, Civic Center, is at 1188 South Livermore Avenue (map).
Other branches are: Springtown Branch, 998 Bluebell Avenue,
and Rincon Branch, 725 Rincon Avenue.

Open hours and holiday closing days

The Livermore Public Library offers access to at the libraries
and HeritageQuest at the libraries and from a patron's home.

Livermore Family History Center (LFHC)

Sandy Clark, Director

The LDS Family History Center at 950 Mocho Street in Livermore (map) is open at the following times:


   9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday   

   6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


   1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The telephone number at the Livermore FHC is 925-443-2750.

More information about hours, etc. can be found on the web site at LFHC

L-AGS members who would like to serve as docents at the Livermore FHC can call 925-447-0299.

Pleasanton Family History Center (PFHC)

Sue Caraway, Director

The Pleasanton Family History Center is located at the Pleasanton LDS Church, 6100 Paseo Santa Cruz, on the corner of Valley and Paseo Santa Cruz (map).
The building faces north and the entrance to the library is on the east side. The center is open by appointment only.

The Pleasanton FHC offers access to

The telephone number at the Pleasanton FHC is 925-846-0149.

More information about hours, etc. can be found on the web site at PFHC

L-AGS members who would like to serve as volunteers at the Pleasanton FHC can call 925-461-1641.

Oakland Regional FamilySearch Center (ORFSC)

The  Center is located at 4766 Lincoln Avenue in Oakland (map).
Facilities include "free" access to some of the most popular and extensive online genealogical databases in the world, extensive collection of microfilm and microfiche, several thousand volumes of books, directories, research guides, local histories, family genealogies, and periodicals.

More information about hours, classes, events and the catalogs of local FamilySearch Centers can be found on the ORFSC Web site

California Genealogical Society & Library

The library is located at 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612-3021. For a description of the 38,000-item holdings, listing of open hours, and directions to the site, see
CGS Library

J. A. Freitas Library (Portuguese)

The J.A. Freitas Library is located in the U.P.E.C Cultural Center, 1120 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CA, 94577. (map)

This Special Collections Library was founded in 1964 and is privately owned and operated by the Supreme Council of Portuguese Society of America (PFSA). The library collection consists of over 11,900 works dealing with the Portuguese throughout the world.

The library is normally open to the public Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For additional information, visit their website at:

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