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.
The Niagara Falls Public Library does not own microfilm relating to "Passenger ship lists". The Library & Archives Canada has microfilm available for viewing, and maintains a database of selected records.
North Sydney: 1906-1919
St. John: 1900-1918
VIictoria & Pacific Ports: 1905-1919
New York: 1906-1919
Eastern US Ports: 1905-1921