Our collection of local history material on Wakefield and the surrounding area comprises more than 1,600 volumes, including many genealogical sources about local families. This collection is limited to use in the library and is not available for interlibrary loan. A photocopier and scanner are available, and we are happy to send copies to individuals who cannot visit the library in person. Materials are shelved in the Quiet Reading Room on the main floor, in our climate controlled archives room, or on microfilm. Please see a librarian for assistance.