Lyons Branch

105 Main Avenue, Clinton, IA 52732 | Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM | Wednesday 12 PM - 7 PM


Are you new to genealogy and family history? Do you have an interest in these but don’t know where to begin? Maybe you’re a seasoned researcher looking for that hard-to-find piece of information? Or perhaps you’re looking to rekindle a project that’s been on hold. Whatever your level of experience, we welcome you to visit CPL-Lyons to break through brick walls, connect with other family history and genealogy researchers, and explore the many resources available in our collections and online. 

The Lyons Branch Library is a designated FamilySearch Center. Patrons have access to digital images not available outside of a family history center or affiliate library. FamilySearch has the largest genealogy collection in the world and they continually add new records.

Patrons looking for items from the Clinton Herald may send a request to or call the staff at the CPL-Lyons at (563) 242-5355.


Historic Newspapers

The Clinton Public Library Historic Newspaper Project was undertaken in 2014 to digitize the corpus of defunct newspapers from the Lyons and Clinton communities from 1856-1927. Using microfilm currently housed at the CPL-Lyons facility, Advantage Preservation created and currently hosts the fully digitized materials on a searchable website. This project is supported in part by grants from the State Historical Society of Iowa’s Historic Resource Development Program and State Historical Society, Inc. of Iowa.


Clinton Historic Newspaper Title List: