Local History


Old-time Carmel on HistoryPin

Explore Carmel’s history overlaid on today’s streets. Find Jo Mora’s studio, George Sterling’s home, Carmel’s first library and much more.


Our Library’s History

Library service in Carmel began in 1906, when the Carmel Free Library Association began lending books from a little redwood building.


Research Your Home

Learn more about historic Carmel homes or buildings with library resources and information from the Planning Department.