Local History

Oakville Public Library has a growing collection of research materials unique to the history of Oakville and its people. It contains a wide variety of resources documenting the history and development of our community.


Genealogy is the study of family relationships and histories from generation to generation. Oakville Public Library helps you in your research by providing access to records that document your heritage. Our resources will help you get started.


Microfilm Reader/Printer

Our ScanPro microform machine is available for use in the Oakville Room, Central Branch, on a first come first served basis during regular library hours. Printouts are available at a cost of 25 cents a page or you may save images to a USB key. Please see staff at the Adult Information desk for assistance with printing or saving.

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary Loan is a system of borrowing and lending of material between library systems across North America.
Microfilm from Archives of Ontario may be requested for use in the Oakville Room.

Please use the microfilm request form for these items.

Reference & Referral

Information Staff are available to assist with your research. Referrals may be made if a request is outside the scope of staff expertise.

Ask a Question

Whether you're looking for general information, or something specific, we're here to help.

Have a local history question or want to book an appointment with our Local Collections Librarian? Call 905-815-2042, ext. 5037.