Local History Room

Our Local History room contains a wealth of resources related to Los Gatos history, including books, articles, pamphlets, and more. History room access is unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Limited reference services are available via email. Please email our History Librarian at history@losgatosca.gov for your local history inquiries. 

Local History Resources

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Find and reserve books about Los Gatos history in our catalog.

Online Research

Use our E-Resources to research Los Gatos history.

Visit our online photo archive: www.historylosgatos.org

Collection Donations:

If you are interested in donating items to our Local History collection, please make an appointment with Grace Song, the Local History Collection supervisor. Email Grace at gsong@losgatosca.gov to make an appointment.
We cannot accept items for the local history collection without an appointment.

Los Gatos Library History Collection - Collection Development Guidelines


See our volunteer announcement for more information.

Los Gatos Library Local History Newsletter

As of December 2017, the online newsletter is currently not active, but the archives are available below.

This e-published newsletter was created by a dedicated group of library volunteers. Each issue includes:

  • short sketches of Los Gatos history
  • unique historical images from our online images gallery

Duplication Policies

Photos and documents in the Library's Local History collection may be duplicated (photocopied, scanned, or photographed) depending on the item and copyright restrictions. Please see our policies for duplication, for private use and commercial use: