Local History

2nd floor of Frances Morrison Central Library

During the closure, Local History staff are answering reference questions remotely, and can also provide Local History images that have been digitized. Questions? Email us at [email protected] any time.” 

Local History is dedicated to prairie history with an emphasis on Saskatoon.

We have photographs, pamphlets, maps, books, scrapbooks, periodicals, newspaper clippings, and materials on microfilm. Do you have something that belongs in our collection? Please read: Donating Materials to Local History.


311-23rd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J6


  1. Monday: 10 am - 9 pm
  2. Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm
  3. Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm
  4. Thursday: 10 am - 9 pm
  5. Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
  6. Saturday: Closed
  7. Sunday: 1 - 5:30 pm
Temporarily Closed

Temporarily Closed

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all SPL locations have been temporarily closed in the interest of community health and safety. Please call any branch or email [email protected] if you have questions. Updates will be posted as soon as they become available on our homepage and social media channels.

How to get here

Don't know where to start? Just ask! We have experience with all kinds of research questions. Visit Local History in person, or start your research at home with the online resources and guides found on this page. 

Because many of the materials are rare and fragile, Local History items are for in-house use only.



We have a printer/photocopier and microfilm reader. Scanning to email is also available. 


We have a large collection of historical photos of Saskatoon. Check them out online!


Obituary Requests

We can help you find the obit you're looking for.



We have a large collection of newspaper clippings, microfilm and historic newspapers.


Online Resources

Many of our collections are available online. Search for treasures from the past, from the comfort of home!


Henderson City Directories

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