Local History Room

Our Local History room contains a wealth of resources related to Los Gatos history, including books, articles, pamphlets, and more. Reference services are available via email or by appointment. Please email our History Librarian for your local history inquiries.

Local History Resources

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Online Research

Use our E-Resources to research Los Gatos history.

Visit our online photo archive

NEW- Digital Reel Newspaper Microfilm (Access from the Library)

NEW- Digital Reel Newspaper Microfilm (Access from Home)

Collection Donations:

If you are interested in donating items to our Local History collection, please make an appointment with Shawnté our Local History Collection supervisor. Email 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.

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: