Visit our Local History Room:

Filled with an ever growing collection of historical items, our local history room is the perfect place for someone to research local and familial histories. 

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Local Newspaper 1881-2020:

The Local History room has a microfilm viewer to view the collection of microfilm. Patrons must check out the machine and microfilm at the circulation desk. 

Do research now by visiting the digitized newspaper:


Scanning Hub:

We hope to have our scanning hub set up inside the library soon. Now is as good of a time as ever to start going through old photos!

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Bremer County Historical Society:

402 W. Bremer Ave, Waverly, IA 50677

(319) 352-1309


Family Search:

Discover your family's story through historical records.​ With Family Search's collection of billions of records, you can piece together your ancestors’ history and bring stories to life.

American Ancestors:

by New England Historic Genealogical Society. More than 1 billion searchable names from America and beyond.

National Archives:

Explore our nation's history through our documents, photos, and records.

Iowa Historical Newspapers:

University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library Iowa list of historical newspaper links.

Find a Grave:

World's largest gravesite collection. Over 180 million memorials created since 1995.

Computer Usage:

To use the computers patrons need to have a current library card in good standing*. Before checking out a computer, patron must read the computer/internet policy and sign the computer use form.  Children under 10 years of age need a parent with them when using the computers.