Donating Your Family History
If you've compiled a family history you may have considered donating it to a library collection so that it can reach a wider audience.
Unpublished Family Histories
The Vancouver Public Library does not collect unpublished material, also known as archival materials. If your family history manuscript or collection has a strong local connection, contact the City of Vancouver Archives to discuss a possible donation.
Published Family Histories
As a rule, the Vancouver Public Library does not accept donations of published family histories unless they are of strong local interest - for example, the story of a B.C. pioneer family. This is due to space considerations and the limited potential audience for personal family histories. But there are other options to consider: