The Loyd Files Research Library, located at the Museum of Western Colorado collects photographs, one-of-a-kind manuscripts, maps, city directories, high school annuals, and rare books. In conjunction with the Mesa County Genealogy Society's library of over 3,000 books, and materials collected by the Mesa County Historical Society, it offers all ages access to primary sources of information including both genealogical materials and information about the region's cultural and natural history.
The Library has onsite access to computers, copy machines and film readers to aid researchers visiting the library. The library staff offers assistance in any project you may have with both knowledge and referrals to other agencies and information sources provided graciously . Onsite research is free to the general public, while telephone, email and written requests normally involve paid research. Collections are for in-house use only, with Xeroxing, scanning, cassette tape and photographic reproduction available for a charge.
Located at 462 Ute (second floor, 5th and Ute) at the Museum of Western Colorado, Public research hours are: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday-Friday; Open first Saturday of every month 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; other times by pre-arranged appointment.(please call 970-242-0971 for further instructions). Park and enter on the west side of the old C. D. Smith Building off the parking area.