Cayuga Library & Heritage Centre: Coming Soon!

Construction on the new Cayuga Library & Heritage Centre at 19 Talbot St. W is now underway! Watch this page for an official opening date and Grand Opening celebration details.

Key Dates

June 11, 2019: The Haldimand County Museum & Archives building’s last opening day. Though the building will be closed after this date, research assistance will still be available. Please contact with all research enquiries.

July 20, 2019: The old Cayuga Library Branch’s last opening day. Any materials borrowed prior to the closure can be returned to the old location’s exterior drop box at any time; due dates will be automatically adjusted to reflect our reopening schedule. All children’s and adult programs scheduled after July 21 will continue as planned; the old branch will be reopened on a limited basis to accommodate those programs.

Construction on the new 6,455 square foot library and heritage centre in the heart of Cayuga’s downtown core has been underway since June 2018. The new, fully accessible building will accommodate both library and museum collections/services/programs, providing visitors with an extremely unique learning and cultural experience.

The museum space will encompass 1,400 sq. ft., with 800 sq. ft. dedicated to an exhibit & display area and 600 sq. ft. designated for local history and genealogical research. Hard copy genealogical records & information will be available within the designated genealogy space, as will new technologies that assist with research. Heritage programming will be offered for both adults and children.

Valued library services and spaces – including book borrowing, workshops, public access computers and meeting rooms – will be available and improved in the new state-of-the-art building. Educational programming, including storytimes, author talks, guest lectures and themed workshops will continue to be offered onsite by both museum and library staff in a new, multi-purpose community room.

The new Cayuga Library & Heritage Centre will be located at 19 Talbot St. W, and hours of operation have been extended at the new facility! Regular hours will be as follows:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Sunday and Monday: CLOSED

Residents, visitors & researchers from across the world make use of Haldimand’s historical archives!

The new Library & Heritage Centre will offer a beautiful, productive space to conduct research and browse information – with new technologies to assist.

Staff will be available during regular hours to help visitors navigate the genealogy room and find key information.

If you’ve got an in-depth research project or are looking for an assortment of information, connect with the Heritage Centre’s curator by phone (905-772-5880) or e-mail and make an appointment. Our curator will be able to create a ‘research road map’ prior to your visit & get a head start on your inquiries!