Local History

History of the Library

Salt Spring Archives

An on-line collection of historical photographs, maps, documents and audio files about Salt Spring Island and the surrounding area. The archive also includes extensive searchable links to Salt Spring’s Driftwood and Barnacle newspapers as well as many other island publications.

Please visit the Salt Spring Archives’ website for a complete list of the digitized collection as well as for contact details or to make an appointment.

Times Colonist Online Edition 1858-1910
Free and fully searchable database of the first 100,000 pages published by the Times Colonist, covering every issue from Dec. 11, 1858 to 1910 including advertisements and announcements.