View of City Council Electricity Building and City Hall, Newcastle
Newcastle Region Library has been a Regional Archives Centre since 1964, with State archives managed as part of the Local Studies collection. It holds approximately 350 linear metres of State archives. Newcastle Region Library is also one of the busiest public libraries in the state making this one of the highest use facilities in which State archives are stored.
The focus of the collection encompasses all aspects of the Hunter Region of New South Wales including its history, people, geology, geography, art and literature.
State archive Collection
The Library holds approximately 350 linear metres of State archives, consisting of Council, Water Board, Land Board and Department of Public Works records from the Hunter Region.
The Library holds an extensive collection of private records from the region. They also maintain the Hunter Photo Bank, which is a digital image database.
Note: Two days notice is required for all Archival requests
Monday-Wednesday 9:30am to 8:00pm
Thursday to Friday 9:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday 9:30am to 2.00pm
Phone: (02) 4974 5340
Fax: (02) 4974 5395