The main focus of the collection is the present City of Pickering and the former Township of Pickering in particular, but also encompasses materials from the former county of Ontario in general.
Access to original materials in our Local History collection is by appointment only. However, the majority of our Local History collection has been digitized and is conveniently available at:
The Pickering Ajax Digital Archive contains thousands of historical photographs and hundreds of full-text documents which are completely indexed and easily searched.
A small reference collection containing duplicate copies of the most popular items in the local history collection, is located at the Central Library and is available during all operating hours.
Access to original materials in this collection is by appointment only. Appointments can be made by visiting in person, emailing the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 905-831-6265 ext. 6240.