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How to Use the Burlington History Index

The Burlington History Index is a retrieval tool for the library's non-digitized materials primarily located in the Burlington History Room at Central Library. Content includes mainly Burlington and Oakville/Halton County information, but also Hamilton and Wentworth County landmarks and events as they have linked to our past. New items will continue to be added to the Index regularly.

The Burlington History Index is only one of numerous resources available to the researcher, and should be used in addition to the many other local history resources, such as:

Burlington History Index Resources

  • an extensive vertical file collection of uncatalogued pamphlets, newspaper clippings
  • scrapbooks and other materials donated by current or former citizens of Burlington or assembled by library staff and volunteers
  • Tweedsmuir Histories (Halton Branch, Nelson Branch, Campbellville Branch) are available on microfilm and special items have been selected for indexing
  • selected references from books on our local history, many of which are reference and must be used in the library

Catalogued books and materials - These items are listed in the library catalogue and may be searched by Title, Author and/or Subject. Topics of local interest have been identified from these items and included in the Burlington History Index. These items may be found in the Burlington History Room, or with our regular non-fiction collections mainly at Central Library.

Non-catalogued materials - Identification of and access to the content in these documents in the Burlington History Room is available only through this alphabetical index.


  • BUR v.f. = vertical file material located in the Burlington History Room
  • (BUR) = resource is located in the Burlington History Room only
  • (REF) = item is shelved in our non-fiction area, but must be used in-library only

See & See also

  • See: links you from a term to the common term used in this Index
  • See also: links you to related subjects and materials

Contact Us

  • For further assistance, please phone 905.639.3611 ext 1215 or email askalibrarian@ bpl.on.ca.



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