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The Local History Library is located on the second floor of the War Memorial Cultural Centre and provides research advice and access to a range of materials about the history and heritage of Newcastle and the Hunter Region.

All branches will be closed on Monday 10 June 2019 for the Queen's Birthday public holiday. After hours returm chutes will be open and you can renew your items online or via the Newcastle Libraries app. Normal operating hours will resume Tuesday 11 June 2019.


Monday - Wednesday, 9:30am - 8pm
Thursday - Friday, 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday, 9:30am - 2pm
Sunday, Closed



Level 2
War Memorial Cultural Centre
15 Laman Street
Newcastle 2300

P: 02 4974 5330