Local History

COVID-19 Archive Project

Saskatoon Public Library’s Local History Room wants to hear about your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Send us your photos, videos, audio recordings, written thoughts, diaries, memes, drawings, or anything else that reflects your individual experience of this time. These materials will be stored and help create a permanent record of what life was like in our city during the pandemic. To contribute, please click the link below and follow the instructions on that page.  

COVID-19 Archive Website

How to Use Local History During Closures

While SPL is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Local History staff are answering reference questions remotely, and can also provide Local History images that have been digitized. Questions? Email us at [email protected] any time. 

Local History is dedicated to prairie history with an emphasis on Saskatoon.

We have photographs, pamphlets, maps, books, scrapbooks, periodicals, newspaper clippings, and materials on microfilm. Do you have something that belongs in our collection? Please read: Donating Materials to Local History.

Location

311-23rd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J6
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Hours

  1. Monday: 10 am - 9 pm
  2. Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm
  3. Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm
  4. Thursday: 10 am - 9 pm
  5. Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
  6. Saturday: Closed
  7. Sunday: 1 - 5:30 pm
Temporarily Closed

Temporarily Closed

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all SPL locations have been temporarily closed in the interest of community health and safety. Please call any branch or email [email protected] if you have questions. Updates will be posted as soon as they become available on our homepage and social media channels.

How to get here

Don't know where to start? Just ask! We can help you find answers to all kinds of research questions. Visit Local History in person, or start your research at home with the online resources and guides found on this page. 

Because many of the materials are rare and fragile, Local History items are for in-house use only.

Services

Technology

We have a printer/photocopier and microfilm reader. Scanning to email is also available. 

Photographs

We have a large collection of historical photos of Saskatoon. Check them out online!

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Obituary Requests

We can help you find the obit you're looking for.

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Newspapers

We have a large collection of newspaper clippings, microfilm and historic newspapers.

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Online Resources

Many of our collections are available online. Search for treasures from the past, from the comfort of home!

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Henderson City Directories

Discover who once lived at your address or an ancestor who might have lived in Saskatoon.   

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