All WCFL branches will remain closed to the public with a tentative reopening date of Saturday, April 25. We are postponing due dates for materials due from March 13 through April 24 to be due back Monday, May 4. Fines will not accrue while the library is closed. Meeting rooms will continue to be closed through the end of April and tentatively reopen on May 4.

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Historic Newspaper Index

An Index to Hagerstown Newspapers: This site contains the Hagerstown newspaper indexes for 1845 – 1854 and 1860 – 1865. They are part of The Historic Newspaper Indexing Project which produces subject and personal name indexes for local and regional news, legal notices, obituaries, marriages, and advertisements published in Hagerstown, Maryland, newspapers from 1790 - 1854 and 1860 - 1865. The regions covered in the indexes are Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett Counties in Maryland; Cumberland, Adams, Fulton and Franklin Counties in Pennsylvania; and Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties in West Virginia.