Local History Room

history books on shelves

Milford Public Library’s Local History Room houses books, maps, genealogies, and other historical records of local interest. In addition to what is housed in the room, the collection also includes City directories, microfilm, and digital content. 
At this time, books can be retrieved by request for use within the building, but the room is accessible by staff only while we complete inventory. For our drop-in visitors’ convenience, maps, directories, and microfilm are available near the Reference Desk. Access is available to Ancestry.com and other online resources via our WiFi and public computer stations. We are also excited to announce the start of online collection of local interest available for browsing on BiblioBoard: 
MPL Community Collections  

Please call or email in advance to check on availability of specific materials that might be needed for your research as well as availability of staff assistance: 

203-783-3292 Reference Department 
dpreece@milfordct.gov Diana Preece, Reference Librarian 

You may also want to visit: 
Milford Historical Society 

CT State Library Digital Collections, which includes the Treasures of CT Libraries 

CT Digital Newspaper Project 

Genealogy resources from the CT State Library 

"Ancestry" and "American Heritage" (access within the library) 

Milford Assessor's Office

CT Audubon Society - Coastal Center at Milford Point

Milford Preservation Trust

US Census Bureau