Lafayette History & Photos

Local History Resources

The Archives at Lafayette Public Library has a Local History Resources brochure - print it or stop by and pick one up for an overview of our collection and what resources you can find in surrounding communities! 

Archives Drop-in Hours

  1. Drop in to use and explore the Library's Archives with help from a Librarian! 

    • Second Wednesdays of each month: 1:30-3pm

    Questions? Contact us online.

City Hall

Historical Photos 

Purchase images on CD

High-resolution images can be ordered. Details and photo order form.

  • 1st image @ 600 dpi: $15
  • Each additional image: $10
  • One-time charge for CD: $4
  • Emailed images: no additional charge

Historic Newspapers at the Library

  • Microfilm, 1901 – 2013
  • Bound newspapers, 1957 – 1963, 1966 -1970, 1976 – 2008

Historic Newspapers Online

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC)

A service of the Colorado State Library, the CHNC currently includes more than 1,200,000 digitized pages, representing more than 250 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado (primarily from 1859 to 1923).

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection

Love history or enjoy editing? Members of the public are invited to help improve the searchability of this collection by correcting errors in the text of the digitized newspapers. Learn more

Plains to Peak Historic Newspapers

Wyoming Digital Newspapers Collection

More Local History Resources

  1. Lafayette Miners Museum

    Lafayette Miners Museum

    Step into the past - visit this fascinating museum at
    108 Simpson St. in Lafayette, Colorado.
  1. Boulder County Latino History

    Screenshot of Boulder County Latino History Project website

    The Boulder County Latino History Project
    explores the history and involvement of Latinos
    in Boulder County, Colorado.