About the Local History Room

For assistance with or questions about the Local History Room, please visit the Library or call (269) 345-0136.

You may also submit your local history question online. Many materials in this collection are searchable in the Library’s online catalog.

Contact Form

Physical Materials

The Local History Collection includes the following items of local historical interest:

  • Books
  • Pamphlets
  • Maps
  • Obituaries
  • Clippings
  • Brochures

The items in the Local History Room are organized in individual collections based on topic. As our staff reorganizes and digitizes each collection, finding aids are created to help future researchers. 

  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Would you like to learn how to research genealogy using Ancestry Library Edition? Please call the library (269) 345-0136 to set up an appointment with a librarian.

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  • Photographic Archives

    This archive contains the digitized photographs and texts from our physical collection, as well as our digital image collection. Only a fraction of our physical collection has been digitized so far and we are always working to add more to the archive. Keep coming back to see what new items have been added!

    Browse Archive

Related Pages

  • Community Links

    Browse a local directory for contact information for community organizations, schools, assistance programs, and more.
  • Databases

    Browse databases available through the library: the Census Bureau, Plat Maps, Photographic Archives, Gravesite Locator, Kalamazoo Gazette, and more.
  • Library History

    Here are some highlights of the Library's development through the years.
  • Local Cemeteries

    Browse our collection of local cemetery databases.
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