Benton County papers on Newspapers.com (accessible from inside the library; no remote access). Benton County newspapers digitized from our microfilm. About this collection.
Ancestry.com Library EditionGenealogical and historical resources including census records. Available in the library.
Local history collection
The Corvallis Public Library has a local history collection on the second floor.
Our collection includes Benton County newspapers from 1857 to the present on microfilm. This newspaper timeline shows which papers are available for a given date. Most microfilm from 1865 to the present has been digitized and is available on Newspapers.com within the library. About this collection.
Documents for download
Benton County Historical Society and Museum
Preserves historical artifacts including photographs, yearbooks, maps, and manuscripts from Benton County and beyond. Search or browse the collection.
Benton County Genealogical Society
Resources in print and microfilm (shelf list). Non-members may use the library for a fee of $5.00 per day or hire a researcher.
Corvallis Family History Center
Free access to genealogy subscription databases on center computers, and paid access to microfilm from the vast Family History Library collection in Salt Lake City.
A History of Buildings and People in a Southwest Area of Corvallis, Oregon by George Rohrmann.
Buildings and residents in the Central Park and Washington Park areas of Corvallis from about 1860. Map of documented area. If website is unavailable, it can be found on archive.org here or in print at this shelf location: LOCAL HISTORY R979.534 ROHRMANN
Benton County Records Inventory.
Northwest Digital Heritage on Digital Public Library of America
Historic documents, photos, maps, and oral histories from over 150 institutions in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
State Historic Preservation Office
Oregon’s State Archives
The Oregon Historical Society Digital Collection.
The Oregon Index, now online.