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Searching for family history in the City of Burlington and Halton County? Burlington Public Library has a wealth of local history information both in-library and online.
Requesting Genealogy Materials on Interlibrary Loan
Microfilm may be requested from Archives of Ontario using the library's Interlibrary Loan Service. Other provincial archives have their own lending policies; some will lend microfilm; some will not. Microfilm may be requested at the Information Desk, 2nd floor at Central Library. Three microfilms may be requested from each lending source.
Books and print materials may be requested, however, lending locations reserve the right to decide whether to lend items or not. Many libraries or archives will not lend their often irreplaceable local history materials.
Microfilm and books from outside Canada may or may not be available. Customers may contact lending sources to determine whether they will lend, and provide our Interlibrary Loan Department with contact information.
Local Family History Centers
FamilySearch Centers are branch facilities of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. These centres provide access to most of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help patrons identify their ancestors. Anyone may use the resources at the centres.
Interloan of Materials from Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
Library and Archives Canada are no longer supporting their Interlibrary Loan service including the lending of microfilm, print materials and photocopies. As a starting point, please check the LAC website to see if the content you are looking for has been digitized.