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Archival Collections

The archival collections of the Kitchener Public Library and the Waterloo Historical Society are held by the Grace Schmidt Room. Advance notice of at least 24 hours is required to view a collection.

To view our archival finding aids, please visit

In an effort to provide better access and control over the library's archival holdings, we will not be accepting new archival collections until further notice.

To make a request to view a collection, please email or call 519-743-0271, ext. 212. Viewing appointments must be confirmed by staff.

If you have questions about donations to the collection, please contact:

Karen Ball-Pyatt
Manager, Grace Schmidt Room of Local History
Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen St N
Kitchener ON N2H 2H1

Phone: 519-743-0271 x 252