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Burlington Public Library, Burlington History Room
Burlington Public Library has long been aware of the importance of preserving the local history of Burlington and its surrounding areas. The library has accumulated various historical materials documenting the area's history and families in partnership with the Burlington Historical Society (BHS).
In 2005, Central library underwent a renovation project to include expanding the local history room, now known as the Burlington History Room. Prior to this new location, the local history collection was housed in the Galloway Room just outside BPL's reference department.
BPL's Local History Collection contains many historical materials about the city of Burlington including a large selection of books, published local histories, biographical files of pinoneer families, files on cemeteries, churches and schools, local newspapers and indexes, directories, postcards, atlases, photographs, scrapbooks, yearbooks and more. The Burlington History Room at Central Branch, 2nd floor is also home to the BHS archives.
To view materials from the Burlington History Room or inquire about local history, please contact the Local History & Digital Archive Coordinator through our online form or call 905.639.3611 ext 1155.
By appointment only
Burlington Public Library has two digital microfilm readers. Library users can access the library’s collection of newspapers captured in microform by using the digital readers and saving material as image files to a USB flash drive.