CLOSURE NOTICES: Due to mechanical upgrades taking place at the Main Library, please note:
Tuesday July 23 - Main Library will be CLOSED from 9:30am – 10:30am and will open at 10:30am.
Thursday July 25 – Main Library will be CLOSED all day.
Friday July 26 – Main Library will be CLOSED all day.
Welcome to Waterloo… and to the Ellis Little Local History Room at the Waterloo Public Library. Visit Our Ontario to view our collection of photographs and digitized Waterloo Chronicle newspapers.
Visit us in person to see our maps, city directories, books, magazines, clipping files and more. Our focus is on the history of the Village, Town and City of Waterloo, and our friendly staff are here to help you discover your Waterloo.
Unknown family (September 1915)
Ritzer family at home (early 1900s).
Waterloo wedding in the early 1900s.
German families' annual picnic (1911)
Charles & Josephine Moogk and family (early 1900s)
John & Sarah Anne Bruegeman and daughters (1911).
The 1925 Fry Family Reunion in Galt
The Ellis Little Local History Room is home to a wide ranging book collection about Waterloo and the area, and clipping files on many topics including Waterloo buildings, businesses, cultural happenings and people.