Microfilm & Microfiche

RWL provides access to microfilm and microfiche resources at the Ayr and Elmira branches.

Using Microfilm and Microfiche

  • Available during regular branch hours
  • Visit the Circulation Desk before using the viewer
  • Walk-ins may use the reader for 30 min.; call in advance to reserve a longer session
  • Printing costs $0.20 per page
  • Microfiche, 35 mm and 16 mm compatible

Collections Available

Elmira Microfilm and Microfiche Collection

  • Local newspapers (1873 - current)
  • Indexes to Births, Marriages and Deaths (1869 - 1934)
  • Census information (1861 - 1951)
  • Civil Registers, Council Proceedings and Tweedsmuir Histories

Ayr Microfilm Collection

  • Local Newspapers (1873 to 2008)

Additional Resources

Patrons can view microfilm from the Archives of Ontario at the Sir Adam Beck Archives located in Baden. First, contact your local library branch to order microfilm from the Archives of Ontario. The library will contact you when the microfilm is available to view.

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