The Horner Memorial Library is a research collection which contains  German language materials and focuses on German American history.

Due to space limitations, collection scope, and the time needed to process and catalog all new books, the Horner Memorial Library is not accepting most book donations at this time. We are adding to the German American Collection, including:

  • - Books which document German life in North America
  • - German language books published in North America
  • - American periodicals, pamphlets, and ephemera written in German
  • - Records of German American associations

If you have books or other materials which fall into these categories which you would like to donate, please contact the librarian to see whether we can add your materials to our holdings.

The Horner Memorial Library gladly accepts monetary donations. Use the Donations button on the home page and write in "Library" for the purpose.

Adopt a Rare Book Program


Our library is filled with old books and after 200 years, many are in need of repair. Please view our newest Adopt a Book catalogs if you would like to “adopt” an individual book from our collection to pay the cost of conservation work to restore and preserve it for use by future generations of researchers. We will be adding new titles periodically, but feel free to contact the librarian if a topic or author you are interested in is not represented.