Local Studies Library


Local Studies Library

Our Local Studies Library offers a wide range of information about the history, culture, environment and development of the Gold Coast region.

Our resources include stories, images and documents recording our city's history and heritage. You can also access our local and family history resources online.

If you want to learn more about the Gold Coast, are curious to see how your suburb once looked, or interested in tracing your family history, we're here to help. Please email us with any non-urgent requests. 



The Local Studies Library is on the first floor of Southport Library, on the corner of Garden and Lawson Streets.


Time-limited free parking is provided outside the library, including accessible parking spaces for people with disabilities.


First floor, Southport Library, corner of Garden and Lawson Streets, Southport 4215  View Map

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