Paw Paw District Library

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The local history room was made possible by the generous donation from the Coterie Club.


Coterie Club Members 1890

The Carnegie Building

The Carnegie Building 1917-1991


Paw Paw Library 1991-2012


Present library


Our local newspaper is on Microfilm dating from 1859 to the current year. And now all our microfilm are digitized and more easily searchable!

The local newspapers are now digitized and searchable. Check it out!


Our local newspaper obituaries are indexed from 1859-1950 and 1990 through the current year. Obituaries are consistently being updated and processed. Please ask for assistance if the obituary is not on file. You can also search for them digitally.

Paw Paw High School Yearbooks

Yearbooks from 1940 to present day are available to the public with assistance from a staff member. You can also view the yearbooks online.

Country Schools

Information on one room country schools located in the Paw Paw Public School District is available. Illustrations and photos are frequently displayed in the showcase.

Civil War

The complete indexed set of Michigan volunteers who served in the Civil War during 1861-1865 are available with the assistance from a staff member.

Cemetery Records

Select cemetery records for Van Buren and Cass County are available.

A wealth of information on the village of Paw Paw and Van Buren County, as well as its residents and businesses are available with the assistance of a staff member.


Click here for information on the history of the library.


Local History Display


Local History Room


Paw Paw Centennial Days Memorobilia


Paw Paw Band Uniform