Local Studies Library

Newcastle Region Library provides research advice and access to a range of materials about the history and heritage of Newcastle and the Hunter Region which is available to everyone.

Our collection includes books, photographs, maps, archives and databases which can be accessed in the Library and online.

  • Ask a question

    Want to ask us a question? Fill out our form and one of our librarians will reply as soon as possible.

  • Book into an event

    If would like to book your place at a Local Studies talk or event you can email us at pictures@ncc.nsw.gov.au or phone us on (02) 4974 5330.

  • Contact Us

    Need to contact the Local Studies Library?

  • Donate an item

    If you have material which you think may be of interest to the Library, we will be happy to discuss this with you.

  • Opening hours & locations

    The Local Studies Library is located on Level 2 of the War Memorial Cultural Centre at 15 Laman Street, Newcastle.

  • Order a photo

    There are thousands of fantastic photos in the Newcastle Region Library's collection.

  • Request an Item from Stack

    Some items in the collection are held in the reading room, some in the stack and some items are stored offsite.