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Local History and Genealogy

The Library's local history and genealogy collections are still available, with most of the collection housed at the Isabel Turner Branch while the renovations to the Central Branch are taking place. Select resources are being stored at our temporary warehouse space and will require a couple of days notice to be transferred to another branch for use. The library catalogue lists the current locations of all items in the collection.

Once the renovations are complete, these collections will move back to the Central Branch. They're moving one floor up into a lovely light-filled space in the Bishop's House, the limestone portion of the building at the corner of Bagot and Johnson streets. The adult non-fiction, local history and genealogy, microfilm and vertical file collections are being brought together with a variety of seating options and convenient printing, copying and scanning facilities. The second floor is a quieter space, more suitable for research and study.

Visit our website for more information on the Library's local history and genealogy collections.