Library Databases

Our databases have lots of information from trusted sources that’s typically not available through the Internet.  You’ll need your library card to log into some of them.


BC Historical Newspapers  (Free Resource) – Search and view B.C. community newspapers published from 1865 to 1924. The British Columbia Historical Newspapers Collection makes 24 of B.C.’s earliest newspapers freely available in digital format. Includes some Kootenay content.
BC Archives – Geneaology  (Free Resource) – Full digital images of the original records of births (1854-1903), marriages (1872-1937), deaths (1872-1992), coloanial marriages (1859-1872) and baptisms (1836-1888). Additional records will be added as they become publicly available. Note that images are not available for all events.
Dictionary of Canadian Biographies  (Free Resource) – Biographies of major and minor figures in Canadian history, covering the years 1000-1930