From February 6 - 10, filming will take place near the area of the branch. Please advise that loud sound effects may be heard throughout this time. A large volume of film equipment and vehicles will be present, however, Member parking will still be available.
Due to the rare and fragile nature of the Local History and Archives collections, access to collections housed in the Local History and Archives Department is limited to persons consulting archival material and carrying out their research in the Local History and Archives department. Within the department, staff are on hand to provide assistance and proper supervision to ensure the safe care and handling of materials.
Members will be required to show identification and register for an archives card prior to viewing materials.
Physical access to collections housed in the Local History and Archives Department is limited to members 14 years of age and older. Users under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian unless other arrangements have been made and authorized by the Manager, Local History and Archives.
We utilize recognized international and national archival, digitization and metadata standards to support physical and digital access to Local History and Archives collections and materials. In alignment with Library Board policy, we support the use of Creative Commons Licenses and the principle of open access with regard to digitization initiatives while upholding the terms of existing donor agreements, copyright and applicable law and legislation.
Barring the extent and terms of any restrictions, the legal rights and/or requests of the donor to place the records in the Archives, no person shall be prevented from using archival materials unless it is determined that the materials will be physically abused or used in a libelous or illegal manner.
The Library retains the right to charge for any reproduction or other research service as per the Library Board’s Service Fees Policy.
Materials from the Local History and Archives collection may be loaned to other institutions or organizations only under the following circumstances:
Written authorization is obtained from the Manager, Local History and Archives (or designate).
The Archivist provides written documentation for the loan.
The borrower ensures adequate care and handling of the material on loan. If at any time Local History and Archives determines that the material on loan is not being cared for adequately, the Manager, Local History and Archives (or designate) may cancel the loan and request the immediate return of the material.