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Local History Resources

The Archives at Lafayette Public Library is a rich source of local history.

Online Subscription Tools 

Use Ancestry, MyHeritage and other Library tools to research family history online. Get started on our Genealogy Resources page.


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Hours & Events

  1. Archives Drop-In Hours

    Drop in to use and explore the Library's Archives with help from a Librarian! 
    Mondays, 10am-12:30pm
    Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm     

    *Please note that hours can change due to staffing or special programs. We encourage you to check the calendar or call 303-661-1163 just ahead of your visit.

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection 

Plains to Peak Historic Newspapers

All 50 States and Beyond!

Love history or editing? Members of the public are invited to help improve the searchability of this collection by correcting errors in the text of the digitized newspapers. Learn more

More Local History Resources

  1. Lafayette History Museum
    Lafayette Miners Museum
    Step into the past - visit this fascinating museum (formerly the Miners Museum) at
    108 Simpson St. in Lafayette, Colorado.
  1. Boulder County Latino History
    Screenshot of Boulder County Latino History Project website
    The Boulder County Latino History Project
    explores the history and involvement of Latinos
    in Boulder County, Colorado.
  1. Carnegie Library

    Exterior of the Carnegie Library BoulderThe Carnegie Library collects written, visual, and audible materials relating to the history of Boulder County with a special emphasis on the City of Boulder.

  1. Louisville Historical Museum 

    Losuiville Historical MuseumThe Louisville Historical Museum is dedicated to protecting artifacts and documents of historical value pertaining to the history of Louisville, with a special emphasis on the coal mining period, 1877-1955.