GSSB Family History Resource Library
NOTICE: Melbourne Public Library will be temporarily closed for renovations from Mon., 9/24/2018 through Sun.10/7/2018. The Family History Room will reopen at that time. This does not affect operation of our catalog search feature.
Welcome to the Genealogical Society of South Brevard Library
The GSSB maintains our library holdings in the Family History resource room of the Melbourne Public Library. Staffed by volunteer members, the library consists of over 6,000 books, over 500 microfilms, and over 3,000 microfiche. There are film and fiche readers, and two computers which will give you access to the paid sections of Ancestry.com and the full computerized card catelog. Special collections include Melbourne City Hall records and the Farley collection. In addition, the library contains an archival surname database compiled by the members of all genealogy societies of East Central Florida.
Our library is a research and reference library, so we do not check out any materials. Since resources are not allowed to leave the library, we provide an area and tables in the Family History room for use by patrons. You can search the GSSB library catalog here on the website or use the more current full featured computer catalog located in the library. Click this link for help searching the online catalog. We are housed within the Brevard County Public Library - located on Fee Avenue in Melbourne, FL.
The main library hours of operation are:
||1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
||9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
|Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat.
||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Family History Resource Room (Genealogical Library) is usually staffed with resource volunteers during the following times:
||9 AM – 4 PM
||12:30 - 4:00 PM (1st & 3rd weeks)
||9 AM - 12:30 PM (1st & 2nd weeks)
12:30 - 4:00 PM (every week)
9 AM - 4 PM
9 AM - 12:30 PM (1st, 3rd & 4th weeks)
All GSSB Library materials are privately owned by the society and funded by membership dues and donations. Society members may be reimbursed for half the cost of a desired book if pre-approved by the library committee using our Book Reimbursement Program, Following private use of the book by the member for about a month, they donate it to the library. Full procedures to request participation in the program are located at the above link (members only area).
Since the society's collection of genealogy materials is the property of the GSSB, they are not included in the card catalog files of the Brevard County Library System. Our catalog numbering system may or may not agree with those of the main public library or other libraries. The catalog can be searched here or in person at the Family History room.