Located on the second floor of the library, our Local History & Genealogy Room features:
A microfilm reader with file saving, emailing, and printing capabilities
Microfilm copies of the Waterloo Courier (1959-present), Waterloo Times-Tribune (1901-1922), Waterloo City Directories (1873-1991), and more
A computer for genealogy research*
Local & historical articles, books, Waterloo City Directories (1950-present) and more
*Patrons who wish to conduct research on the computer or use the microfilm computer must present their library card.
*Ancestry.com is usually only accessible from within the Waterloo Public Library but is currently available from home.
Explore or reconstruct the lives of individuals who were enslaved, owned slaves, or participated in the historical trade.