Records Management & Archives

Records Management & Archives Building

Metro Records Management & Archives manages a 33,000 square foot storage facility where approximately 35,000 cubic feet of boxed paper government records are managed throughout their lifecycle. We work directly with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to identify local records and develop the retention schedule for our local government.  Regular employee training, retention assistance, storage and record destruction is available (free of charge) to all metro government agencies.  We regularly assist with Open Records requests as well as eDiscovery needs for Metro government. 

Louisville Metro Archives Door

In addition to housing/retaining boxed paper records, we also store more than 4,500 rolls of microfilm, over 5,000 bound volumes of primary records and over 5,000 maps and drawings which can be viewed by visitors and researchers in our library.  Students of local history often visit us to review our historic Sanborn map collection.  The collection dates from 1905 and facilitates the study of urban growth and decline patterns and illustrates the evolution of specific buildings, sites and districts in our city.  A nice collection of city and suburban directories from 1832 to 2000 (excluding the Civil War years) is also onsite to aid genealogical researchers.  We also house collections of naturalization records, land, marriage and will records. Our dedicated staff of five full-time employees will do everything possible to help direct research through the many records of the City of Louisville, Jefferson County and Metro government which are housed at our facility.

Inside Louisville Metro Archives

At Metro Records Management & Archives, there are literally thousands of primary and secondary resources just waiting to be explored!

Our library is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.  We are closed on all government holidays. 

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis all visits will me by appointment only. In addition to appointment only, visitors are required to wear mask and other protective face coverings.



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