The main library in Broward County is the Broward County Library System.  Broward's library system is the 9th largest library system in the United States.  It maintains a main library branch in downtown Fort Lauderdale with a large genealogical department containing census records, newspapers on microfiche/film, and a huge selection of books from many areas of the United States.  I will attempt to provide, in the future, a listing of the types of books they have.  Off the top of my head, I know that they have the Passenger List series, and many historical books from various states, predominantly the east coast.  I will gather more information for this section when I am at the library doing research. 

The Genealogical Society of Broward County provides additional information about the Broward County Library system at their website:  Libraries

There are two Family History Centers, which are maintained by the Church of the Latter-Day Saints in Broward County.  They are located at:

  • 10148 NW 31st Street, Coral Springs, FL
  • 851 NW 112th Avenue/Old Hiatus Road, Plantation, FL
Broward County was not formed until 1915 from portions of Palm Beach County and Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), much information may be located in those counties.  This makes Broward a fairly new county in history, as opposed to other locations. 

The Alvin Sherman Library is located on the campus of Nova Southeastern University.  It provides a research library which includes the prior holdings of the Genealogical Society of Broward County.  The Genealogy Section of Alvin Sherman Library provides a wealth of information.   The library's website provides a free 44 page downloadable Genealogy Workbook in pdf format, which contains a start-up guide, various research forms and additional information.  Be sure to check it out if you are new to genealogy research.

Palm Beach County Public Library
The main branch of the PBC Library is located at:  3650 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406.  (561) 233-2600.  Palm Beach County has 16 library locations.  Their online genealogy information is located at this link.

Miami-Dade Public Library
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130
The Florida Room contains the genealogical publications.  (305) 375-5023.  This library system has 49 library locations, including the main library on Flagler, near downtown Miami.  The main library is accessible by car or metro-rail.