The library has changed over to a new phone system. To contact the branches please use the following numbers:
Main Library: 772-400-6335
North Library: 772-400-6360
Brackett Library: 772-400-6385
As county facilities, face coverings are required as well as maintaining social distancing from staff and other patrons at all times. Masks will be available at the front doors if needed.
Grab & Go service for materials. Please limit browsing time to one hour or less.
Small study rooms are available.
Contact-less hold pickup remains available by request.
Genealogy & Archives at Main are accessible by appointment only.
For more information and updates regarding Covid-19 please see the Indian River County website at www.ircgov.com.
Indian River County Files and Indexes
All items are located in the Archive Center and Genealogy Department of the Indian Rover County Main Library
Thanks to all our volunteers who have helped index our local history
All PDF files below are searchable by any keyword. However, if the original is obscurred, or has markings on it the words may not be found. Do not assume the name or subject does not exist. You may need to browse the list
1886 Florida Gazetteer which includes a directory of all towns in Florida. This is just for the towns in Indian River County
1905 Petition by citizens of present-day Indian River County to the Board of County commissioners of St. Lucie County.
1927 Vero Beach City Directory - Includes business directory, churches, hotels, index to advertising, historical information on each town in the county, alphabetical index of Vero Beach families, street directory, Fellsmere index of residents (p.159-162), Sebastian index of residents (p.162-164), Roseland index of residents (p.164-164), Gifford index of residents (p.165-166), Wabasso index of residents (p.166-168), Winter Beach index of residents (p.168-169)
1956 Telephone Directory of Vero Beach, Sebastian, Melbourne. Also includes Fort Pierce. Since this was published January, this would be all residents from 1955. Donated by J. J. Wilson. Scanned at the library April 2014. This is a large file and will download slowly.
Index to 32,000+ photographs printed in newspapers, serials, and other types of news media. Most all locations are in the vertical files located in the Archive Center. Indexed by volunteeer Marcia Eyberse
Indian River County Families - A listing of all families and individuals that exist in a vertical file located in the Archive Center. Pioneers (pre 1925) are in bold. Some of the files have a "see" file meaning the family is in a different location. Most of the work was done by volunteer Jan Gay.