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

Monday: 12 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday, Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm

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.
Hours are by appointment.

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