Archives/Local History

Windsor Public Library has a wide range of resources related to local history.

Physical resources are made available to the public in two locations:

The Local History Branch is located at 3312 Sandwich Street.  It contains books, microfilm, photographs, newspapers, magazines and a number of other resources related to the history of Windsor and area.  It also contains the library of the Essex County Branch, Ontario Ancestors.

Opening Hours

There are NO public open hours and visits to the archives is by appointment only.
Call 519-255-6770 x 4414 to arrange an appointment.

Local History Branch staff can be reached at 519-255-6770 x 4437 or

Windsor’s Community Archives is located at 85 Pitt Street East.

The Archivist can be reached at 519-255-6770 x 4414 or