On Site Resources


The Old Library houses the Eastern Townships Collection of the Bishop’s University Library, which includes the following types of resources:

  • published histories on the Eastern Townships
  • published and unpublished family histories
  • maps
  • Bishop’s University archives (i.e. The Campus, yearbooks, published histories on Bishop’s University, etc.)
  • historical newspapers (on microfilm)
  • census returns for the Eastern Townships (on microfilm)
  • civil status registers from Protestant Churches in the Eastern Townships (on microfilm)
  • Lower Canada Land Petitions (on microfilm)

Bishop's University Old Library

Published Materials

To search the Old Library Collection online, please use the Bishop’s University Library’s online catalogue. To narrow your search to the Old Library Collection, select “Old Library” in the “Location” field.


Complete list of the newspapers available along with links to those available online

Guide to Eastern Townships Genealogical Source Material