The Edna May Armold Archive

tree iconThe Edna May Armold Archive boasts a collection of over 10,000 items related to El Reno and Canadian County history.

We strongly encourage you to make an appointment with library staff before visiting the archives.


The collection includes these items and more:

  • Photos
  • City Directories & Yearbooks
  • Obituary Indexes
  • Area newspapers on microfilm
  • Maps

The collection is open to the public.
Contact the library via email at or by calling 405-262-2409.

Ancestry for Libraries

The library recently purchased Ancestry for Libraries. Library customers can now access Ancestry’s family history databases for free in the library on our public computers or on your own device that you bring to the library. This service is only available in the library building. If you need help exploring this amazing website, schedule a one-on-one session with a librarian.

When you are in the library, access Ancestry for Libraries.

Learn more about Ancestry research.

Genealogy and Historical Research

Research requests can be made to the El Reno Library by mail, 215 E Wade, or by phone, (405) 262-2409.

Genealogy Links

Genealogy How-To

Free Online Genealogy Resources on the Web