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

All libraries closed, contactless pickup available via appointment.  Learn more.

Mississauga history

The local history physical collection is temporarily unavailable while it is relocated. Online research assistance remains available, please email history.library@mississauga.ca.

The library offers several resources to help research Mississauga’s rich history, including the expertise of our local history librarian, online photo database and access to family records.

You can search our library of historical photos including images of people, events, artifacts, buildings and places from the 1860s to the present day.

If you want high quality digital copies or images for purposes other than research or private study, please email history.library@mississauga.ca.

Photos are always being added and donations of historic images are welcome.

Local history librarian

Mississauga Library has its own local history librarian who can answer your questions. Please email history.library@mississauga.ca for help with your Mississauga history questions.

Family history

The library offers help researching your family history. The Ancestry Library Edition database can be used to search records, census data, directories, photos and more.

Ancestry is now available from home during the COVID-19 closure.

History collection

The Mississauga History collection includes books as well as local archives and biographies. Please email history.library@mississauga.ca for more information.

Local newspapers

Search back issues of the Toronto Star newspapers using ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Search Mississauga’s local newspapers through the Canadiana Public Collections. Papers include:

  • The Port Credit News
  • The Port Credit Weekly
  • The Weekly
  • The South Peel Weekly
  • The Mississauga News
  • The Mississauga Times