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Carlyle King Library is currently open for contactless services only. All other locations are open for limited in-person services following the Reopen Plan. 

Accessing Local History During COVID-19 Restrictions

Due to COVID-19, the Local History Room remains closed to the public at this time. However, there are a number of ways you can access Local History resources.

Book a one-hour in-person appointment:
Need help with a research project or want to dive into genealogical research? Let the Local History experts help you out. Book a one-hour in-person appointment to come into the Local History room and browse materials. To book, a one-hour-long appointment call 306.975.7578 or email

The Local History Room phone line is currently being answered by an employee between 10am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. Please call 306.975.7578 with the details of your question, and an employee will help you. If you have an email address, materials may be scanned and emailed to you in lieu of an in-person viewing. If this is not an option, hard copies of materials may be made and mailed to you.

Email with your question. Please include as much information as you can about the question, and an employee will get back to you in a timely fashion. Materials may be scanned and emailed to you in lieu of an in-person viewing.

Information on ordering photographs can be found here.

Information on ordering obituaries can be found here.

The Local History Collection

The Local History collection contains photographs, pamphlets, maps, books, scrapbooks, periodicals, newspaper clippings, and materials on microfilm. Because many of the materials are rare and fragile, Local History items are for in-house use only.


Many of the photographs have been scanned and are available online.

View Local History photographs


Obituaries are a great resource for genealogical research. Local obituaries date back as far as 1932.

View Local History obituaries


Local History has a large historical newspaper collection.

View Local History newspapers

Online Resources

Many items in the Local History Collection are available online. Search for treasures from the past, from the comfort of home!

Browse Local History databases

Henderson City Directories

Discover who once lived at your address or an ancestor who might have lived in Saskatoon.

View Henderson City Directories

Museum of Discovery

Browse through various projects and themes created with the help of the Local History Collection.

Browse the Museum of Discovery


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