Local History 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 from home.

 
Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

This service allows you to submit online enquiries to our librarians, who can provide answers to factual questions or suggest resources that will help you find what you need.
Donate an Item

Donate an Item

The Local History Library is interested in material which relates to Newcastle and the Hunter Region. If you have items that you think may be of interest, please contact us.
Hours & Locations

Hours & Locations

Our libraries provide lending and information services, access to online resources, as well as activities for all members of our community. View the contact details and opening hours for all of our branches.
House Hunt

House Hunt

Are you interested in researching the history of your house? We run a program called 'House Hunt for Beginners' which traces the history of ownership of a property.
Order an Image

Order an Image

There are thousands of fantastic photos in Newcastle Libraries' collection 'Hunter Photo Bank'. You can search online and order your own copy.
Request an Item from Stack

Request an Item from Stack

Some items in our collection are held in our stack storage onsite and some items are stored offsite. Find out how to order items to avoid waiting when you visit the library.