Local History

Western Riverina Libraries has an extensive range of local history materials. Our collection includes books, photographs, maps, archives and databases. Each branch of WRL maintains its own collection of items specialist items unique to the local area.

Accessing In Branch Local History

Local history materials are not available for loan and must be handled with care in branch. At the request of library staff some items may be able to be photocopied, however this is subject to copyright laws and accessibility.

Accessing Digitalised Local History

Some of the library’s Local History collection has been digitalised. Use the links below to access digitalised Photos, Maps as well as a selection of Books and Newspapers.

Local History Photos
Local History Books
Local History Newspapers

Coming soon...

Local History Maps

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If you have material which you think may be of interest, please contact your local branch or speak to library staff.