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Local History Collection Catalog

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The Niagara Falls Public Library Local History Collection catalog contains Finding Aids of our archival collections. The mission of the Local History Department is to save Niagara Falls, New York’s past. Collection material includes books, published and unpublished documents, audio-visual media, and three-dimensional objects that document the history of what is now the City of Niagara Falls, New York from prehistoric times to the present. Our mission is to make these resources accessible to the public for present and future generations.

The Local History Department requires 2 business days notice for pulling items from our archives. Please note: Requests will be processed during local history department operating hours only (for example, a request submitted on Friday would be fulfilled by the end of Tuesday). Hours are: Monday 5pm-8pm; Tuesday 9am-4pm; Wednesday 1pm-4pm; Thursday 9am-4pm.

For more information about any of these collections or to find out how to donate collections, please visit our Library website or contact the Archives.