The Arts &
History Department is located on the 3rd floor of the Central Library.
The department, recently expanded, has materials in all formats to meet study and information
needs in a variety of subject areas. The east side of the floor houses the History collection,
which includes general histories, maps and travel guides for virtually all countries of the
world. It also includes genealogy (family history) and local history.
The west side of the floor houses the Literature and Arts collection, which includes sheet
music, materials on language learning, art history, art techniques, architecture, photography,
film history, crafts, sports, writing techniques and literature criticism.
& History Department offers an extensive collection in a variety of subject
The Ruth Konrad Collection of Canadiana is a reference collection which includes rare books,
newspaper clippings, microfilm, historical slides and photographs, and Family Search, a set of
genealogical programs and data files on CD-ROM.
Books, kits, and TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and MELAB materials as well as information on local ESL
& TOEFL classes.
A reference collection of literary criticism and a circulating collection of study materials
including Coles Notes
Easy Fiction readers and literacy resources
Adult and teen French language Non-Fiction books.
Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction books in 25 languages other than English or French.
- Maps, Travel Guides & Pamphlets
- Sheet Music
- Print and Electronic Indexes to Magazines and Newspapers
- Internet and Word Processing Workstations
- Audio and Video Previewing Stations
- Microfilm and Microfiche Reader-Printer
English as a
Second Language (ESL) & tests Of English language proficiency
The Mississauga Library System provides both reference and circulating materials in the form of
books, kits, audio CDs, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and electronic resources to support the study of ESL, as
well as TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, MELAB and other tests of English language proficiency.
These links lead to listings of some ESL & TOEFL classes currently being offered in
Mississauga & Peel Region:
Resources in Mississauga Central Library
The Arts & History Department and the Canadiana Reading Room on the third floor of the
Library have an extensive collection of genealogical resources. The focus is on southern
Ontario, especially Peel County. Out-of-province material is limited, although there is
some material available for English speaking countries, chiefly in CD-ROM format.
Information Network (PINet)
Provides links to various digitzed resources made available through a partnership of the
library systems in Peel Region, Peel Archives and other community organizations. Includes the
National Archives of Canada, the Archives of Ontario, the Region of Peel Archives, various
digital library sites, and the Peel Newspaper Index, which includes the Mississauga News, the
Brampton Guardian, the Caledon Citizen and the Bolton Enterprise.
The Historic Images Gallery brings together the digitzed image collections of the Mississauga
Library, the Museums of Mississauga, Planning & Heritage Community Services, and
Administration & Cemeteries Community Services. The Gallery provides centralized access and
an easy-to-use, online searchable database.
Arts & History Department
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Mississauga, ON L5B 3Y3