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Monday: 9am-8pm
Tuesday: 9am-8pm
Wednesday: 9am-8pm
Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm
Closed on public holidays

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Contact

Phone
02 9391 7100

Email
library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

Address

Woollahra Library
Level 1, 451 New South Head Road
Double Bay NSW 2028

Hours

Monday: 9:30am-6pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-6pm
Wednesday: 12pm-8pm
Thursday: 9:30am-6pm
Friday: 9:30am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm
Closed on public holidays

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Contact

Phone
02 9391 7988

Email
library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

Address

Paddington Library
Paddington Town Hall
247 Oxford Street,
Paddington NSW 2021

Hours

Monday: 2pm-5pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-5pm
Wednesday: 12pm-7pm
Thursday: 9:30am-5pm
Friday: 2pm-5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Closed on public holidays

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Contact

Phone
02 9391 7999

Email
library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

Address

Watsons Bay Library
The Tea Gardens
8 Marine Parade
Watsons Bay NSW 2030

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Local History - Intermission (1930)

Our Local History Collection can transport you into the history and heritage of our local places and people.

Discover a large range of books, manuscripts, photographs, records, maps and other documents which can give insight into Woollahra’s past, and can be used for researching the history of our area. Many resources have been digitised and can be viewed on our Local History Digital Archive, while others can be located at Woollahra Library at Double Bay.

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Research enquiries

Due to Library closures, and Library staff working remotely, the Local History team does not have access to the full range of resources to answer enquiries. As a result, our fee-paying service is currently in suspension. If you require in-depth research assistance, or need to have research carried out on your behalf, we look forward to you resubmitting your request in the future, when the Library resumes regular service.

If you have a quick query, please use our online service to submit your question and if staff are able to respond during the current closure they will do so: Ask the Library

Local History
Non-commercial local history research (per hour)  $43.00
Commercial local history research (per hour) $66.00
File retrieval fee (per file part) $16.50
Photographic reproduction - based on cost of reproduction (CR) plus a service charge CR + $14.00
Commercial usage of photograph from Collection (per item per use) $63.00

You can now pay online for library services.