Located in the quiet study area at the back of the library, the library's local history collection - also known as the Peterborough Collection - includes books, newspapers, maps, cemetery records, directories and other historical material about well known people, organizations and institutions of the city and county of Peterborough. Some material from surrounding counties is also included.

Browse the Local History collection or ask us for help at our Information Desk.

Family History Research

Our partner organization, the Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (KBOGS), may be able to help you with your family history research. Email KBOGS to book an appointment with one of its members.


You may find the following these online local history resources useful:

Other local history and genealogy sources