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 on the third floor of the Main Library. The collection includes books and documents by Idaho authors or pertaining to Idaho; a clipping file of Idaho materials; Boise City directories; and numerous historic Idaho maps. Items in the collection must be used in the building and cannot be checked out.

Obituaries in the Idaho Statesman

Search and read articles, advertisements, obituaries and more from previous papers. Coverage from July 26, 1864 through today.

Search Services

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


Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.


Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Item Renewal by Phone: (208) 972-8980
TTY: 1-800-377-3529

Library Director:  Jessica Dorr

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