Local Studies & Family History Library

Open 10am - 5pm Monday-Saturday. Closed Sundays, public holidays and from Christmas Day to the New Year. If visiting over the Christmas/New Year period please call to check opening hours.

Our library has extensive collections of multi-media to help you research your ancestry, house history and the local area. Maps and newspapers provide useful information and a glimpse into the past. The library also holds a large collection of photographs dating from 1860 and includes images of historic buildings, churches, and street scenes in Parramatta and surrounding districts.

Selected images from our picture and map collections are available for purchase.

We have a range of books to assist beginner genealogists learn how to conduct and organise their research. Qualified staff and volunteers are available to assist you with your family and local history research. Many of these are available on the ARC website while original objects, texts, family history, records and maps can be viewed at the Research Library.

Workshops, talks and displays are held throughout the year.

Contact the Local Studies & Family History Library:Tel: 02 8839 3322
Fax: 02 9683 5608
Email: localstudies@parracity.nsw.gov.au
Web: Local Studies and Family History Library
Visit the Local Studies & Family History Library at: 346A Church Street, Parramatta

Research Facilitator – Genealogy

Wednesdays – 2pm – 5pm
Thursdays – 10am – 5pm
Fridays – 10am – 5pm
Saturdays – 10am – 2pm

Research Facilitator – Regional Studies

Mondays – 10am – 5pm
Tuesdays – 10am – 5pm
Wednesdays – 10am – 2pm
Thursdays – 10am – 1pm

Please make an appointment.

Parking is available on Market Street and Palmer Street. More information on parking in Parramatta.

Last updated on 27 May 2015