About the Local History Collection
The Library owns an ever-growing historical and genealogical collection of the City, the Niagara River and Falls, and the Niagara Peninsula. The wide variety of rare material in these collections - including guidebooks, atlases, local histories, magazines, maps, photographs, art reproductions, newspapers, clippings, government reports and City Council minutes - are used extensively by staff and the public.
These materials can be viewed at the Victoria Avenue library. Due to the rarity and nature of these materials they are not available for loan and cannot be borrowed through the InterLibrary Loan system.
In 1993 the Niagara Falls Review in Canada and the Niagara Gazette in the United States jointly sponsored the "Golden Memories Honeymoon" contest. Press releases were sent to over 700 newspapers in both countries and the letters poured in. On completion of the contest the letters were donated to the Niagara Falls Public Library in Ontario and we are pleased that we can now share them with you.