Local Studies & Family History Research Library

In response to the NSW Government’s staged easing of COVID-19 restrictions, City of Parramatta’s Research Library is open by appointment only, 10am – 2pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 30 minutes appointments are open to the public for the purposes of family history and local studies research only. To arrange an appointment please contact 8839 3322 or email localstudies@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au 

The Research Library is a space where researchers can visit to collaborate and work with trained professionals to get family history advice, training in research skills and use library reference services.

The library also provides researchers with access to books, newspapers, maps, online databases and reports relating to Parramatta and the surrounding district. In addition it maintains a large back catalogue of microfilm, microfiche and provides free public computers.

For Visitor Information about the Parramatta Region please call 02 8839 3311 or visit the Information Centre website.

Opening Hours


OPEN – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays – 10am to 2pm (appointments only)
CLOSED – Mondays, Wednesdays
CLOSED – Sundays & Public Holidays
Research Facilitator Family History:

Wed 2pm – 5pm | Thurs 10am – 5pm | Fri 10am – 5pm | Sat 10am – 2pm


Research Facilitator Local History:

Mon 10 am – 5pm | Tues 10am – 5pm | Wed 10am – 2pm | Thurs 10am – 1pm


346A Church Street, Parramatta, 2150
Phone: 02 8839 3322


Have an Enquiry?

If you have a specific interest or enquiry we suggest searching this site first. If you have no luck please feel free to ask us directly using our research enquiry form.

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Family History Resources

The Research Library has special collections and a wealth of resources for family historians to help them in their research. These Family History Resources & Online Databases are available in the library Ancestry Library Edition A genealogy tool which provides…

Local Studies Resources

Our Local history collection includes heritage study, historical resources and recent reports of the Parramatta area, settlement, development, communities and events. See our list of resources or search our photo collection

New Arrivals and Catalogue

A list of books purchased by the Parramatta City Council Local History and Research Services. These are reference books and can only be accessed if you visit the library. You can also search for our books using the Parramatta City Library’s Catalogue. To do this just select ‘local studies’ from the drop down menu in the Additional Limits field.