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London Room - Local History & Genealogy Research

London Room resources are available by appointment only.

Appointments can be scheduled Monday to Thursday between 2-4pm. To schedule an appointment, email or call 519-661-4600 during Central Library hours.

About the London Room

The Ivey Family London Room is a research facility for genealogy and local history located at the Central Library. It contains a wealth of original and secondary source materials on the city of London and the county of Middlesex such as:

  • books
  • diaries & manuscripts
  • minutes
  • maps
  • photographs and other memorabilia
  • selected municipal documents

The London Room collection does not circulate. Take a look at recommended local resources.

We provide online access to images and indexes from the local history collection in the Ivey Family London Room Digital Collections. This is an ongoing project and new resources are always being uploaded.


For those conducting family history research, the Central Library has a vast array of genealogy resources.

Circulating books are located in the History area and a large number of reference materials are located in The London Room.

Collection emphasis is southwestern Ontario and includes:

  • census
  • cemetery transcriptions
  • vital statistics indexes
  • birth/marriage/death records
  • passenger lists
  • family histories
Recommended Genealogy Resource
Ancestry® Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.

Recommended Genealogy Resource