Preserving the heritage of the community is an important role of the public library.
The goal of our Local History Department is to document and preserve material relevant to the history of North Tonawanda. This collection contains books, maps, photographs and newspaper clippings detailing the rich history of North Tonawanda, and the Erie Canal in the Tonawandas. The Library has a local history area that houses books, pamphlets, historical North Tonawanda maps, and locally produced publications including cemetery directories and memoirs. Most Local History items are reference materials that do not circulate. Please check holdings in the Online Catalog.