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

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.

Contact Us

Do you have a question about the Local Studies Library services or collections? Contact us by phone, email or online to get the information you need.

Donate an Item

The Local Studies Library is interested in a wide range of materials which relate to Newcastle and the Hunter Region. If you have material which you think may be of interest, please contact us.

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 of our network of branches and our opening hours.

Order an Image

There are thousands of fantastic photos in the Newcastle Region Library's collection, find out how to order your own copy.

Request an Item from Stack

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