We are who we are because they were who they were. -Anonymous

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



Genealogy Databases

*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.

Temporarily available from home