COVID-19: latest updates on the City’s response and service impacts.

Libraries now open with limited services.


The Ancestry Library Edition database can be used to search records, census data, directories, photos and more. See below how to access Ancestry library.

How to access Ancestry Library

  1. Go to the account login screen of the catalogue
  2. Type in your card number and your PIN
  3. Click login
  4. Click on the home page (house icon) in the top left of the screen
  5. Click on the Ancestry button on the left, you will then access Ancestry database.


Please note:

  • Currently Ancestry is available from home during the COVID-19 closure and will be evaluated at various times.
  • Please ensure that you access Ancestry from your library account login.
  • If you have Ancestry open prior to logging in from the catalogue, please close the browser window or tab and follow the instructions above.
  • If you cannot open Ancestry, you might need to clear your cache.