Libraries

Local studies collection

The Local Studies Collection includes a wide range of information about the history, culture, environment and development of the Gold Coast region. The collection contains a great range of local history material, including:

Local history collections
  • books
  • newspapers
  • serials
  • manuscripts
  • birth, death, marriage and cemetery indexes
  • shipping lists
  • Council minutes
  • postal directories
  • maps
  • oral histories

Customers can also access clipping files related to Gold Coast people, places and subjects taken from local and regional newspapers. Due to the specialised nature of the collection, these local history items are only available to be enjoyed within the library, and aren't available for borrowing.

Don't forget about our range of online resources that can assist you with your Gold Coast and family history research, including Picture Gold Coast, which contains a wonderful collection of vintage and modern photographs showcasing the heritage of the Gold Coast.