Local History & Genealogy

Start your research online with our history and genealogy databases. Explore resources like the WCDPL Digital Collection, our Local Newspaper Index, Ohio Obituaries, and more.

Research Databases

Start browsing our many research databases here.

The Seed Library

The WCDPL Seed Library is a self-service collection of seeds that you can donate to or take from for your plant-growing and gardening needs. Our Seed Library encourages gardeners of all ages to explore new plants and gardening techniques while providing a free way to start your own garden or share seeds with the community. Find out more here.

Ask a WCDPL Librarian

The staff at WCDPL are here to help you with your questions. For in-depth questions, call the library, send a chat using the chat bubble on our website, or stop by during business hours.

Learning Resources

Learn something new, build skills, and discover learning resources at the library! Browse our variety of learning resources including Northstar Digital Literacy, LinkedIn Learning, and more, all free to use with your library card. Learn more here.


Get access to historical and current newspaper selections, like the Ohio Collection on and The New York Times. Get access here.

If you're asked to provide a PIN when logging into an eMedia resource, it's usually the last 4 digits of the phone number WCDPL has for your library card account.