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Books in the GSR

The books in the Grace Schmidt Room cover a wide range of topics including local history, genealogy, family histories and topics of local interest or historical significance.

Both the library and the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) book collections can be searched in the library catalogue. All books which are located in the Grace Schmidt Room will have one of the following location codes:

Central Grace Schmidt Rm - MGSR
(Kitchener Public Library collection)

Central Rare Coll - MRARE
(Kitchener Public Library closed stack collection – please ask staff for assistance)

Central Genealogical Coll MOGS
(OGS collection)

The book collection of the Waterloo Historical Society can be searched by card index in the Grace Schmidt Room.

To donate books to the Grace Schmidt Room, 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