Obituaries & Local History

Besides these online resources, access to a wide variety of local publications is available on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.  You may make copies of articles for personal use for 10¢ per page. Scanning is also available in that area.

Idaho Collection

The Idaho Collection is housed in the Marge Ewing Idaho Room on the third floor of the Main Library.  The collection includes nonfiction books and documents by Idaho authors or pertaining to Idaho; a clipping file of Idaho news; sound recordings by Boise-area musicians; Boise City directories; and numerous historic Idaho maps.  Items in the collection must be used on premise, and are not checked out. Please check with staff or email Ask a Librarian to make an appointment to use the room.

Search Services

Limited search services are also available for remote users for a fee: 


Treasure Valley's largest paper. Access local stories from 1999 to present. Does not include wire service stories or classified ads. Library also has microfilm of the paper from 1864 to present.
Search and read articles, advertisements, obituaries and more. Coverage from July 26, 1864 through December 31, 1970.


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Phone: (208) 972-8200
Telecirc: (208) 384-4450
TTY: 1-800-377-3529

Director: Kevin Booe

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