What is in Blue Mountain's Local Studies Collection?

Blue Mountains City Library Local Studies Collection

Local Studies aims to systematically acquire, preserve and make accessible information relevant to the Blue Mountains region. This includes the historical, natural and built environments; as well as the social, economic, political and cultural aspects of the community.

The Local Studies Collection is part of the larger Blue Mountains City Library collection and is located in historic Braemar House adjacent to the Central Library at Springwood.

The collection is for reference use only and is not available for borrowing, however the Local Studies Librarian welcomes enquiries and is always pleased to assist clients requiring information and working on research projects.

A comfortable reading room is available to researchers and photocopiers are situated in the adjacent central library.

Access is normally available by appointment Mon-Fri 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. Access can be arranged for ongoing research projects via a Reader’s Ticket. Forms are available at library branches

The Local Studies section is interested in acquiring old and new material relating to the Blue Mountains. Material is often acquired through donations, but we are also keen to borrow items such as photographs for copying and return.

Over the years our collection has benefited enormously from the generosity of donors and lenders, however the library does reserve the right to be evaluate donations and accept only those that are judged as appropriate for the collection.

The local Studies librarian welcomes skilled volunteers to help in tasks such as indexing, photocopying, shelving, and labeling Local Studies items. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the branch librarians at Lawson Library or Blaxland Library.

Ph: (02) 4780 5044

: ref@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Local Studies Contact



CONTACT: John Merriman / Local Studies Librarian

ADDRESS: Blue Mountains City Library
104 Macquarie Road
TELEPHONE: (02) 47 235044
FAX: (02) 47 235059
EMAIL: JMerriman@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00am - 5.30pm
Thursday & Friday: 10:00am - 5.30pm (limited access)
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

VISIT OUR WEB SITE: http://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/


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