Holroyd City Council Library Service

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Library Charges
  • Free to use. Photocopying and printing charges apply.
Research Costs
  • Photocopying and printing charges apply
Open Hours
  • Local Studies Librarian: Monday-Friday: 8.30am-12.30pm Merrylands Central Library (open to public): Monday-Friday: 9.30am - 8.00pm Saturday: 9.00am - 4.00pm Sunday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm Wentworthville and Greystanes Branch Libraries: Monday-Wednesday, Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm Thursday: 9.30am - 8.00pm Saturday: 9.00am - 12.00pm
Membership Cost
  • Free to join
Newsletter
  • Holroyd City Herald - free newsletter to residents of Holroyd City Council, published quarterly
Founded
  • 1991

Holroyd Municipal Council began a pilot library service in August 1965, which then operated within a consortium with Parramatta and Baulkham Hills Library Services from 1978.  The Holroyd City Council Library Service began operation in 1991, and currently has three branches located at Merrylands, Wentworthville and Greystanes. 

  The Local Studies and Family History collections of the Holroyd City Council Library Service are located at the Merrylands Central Library.  These collections were launched in 1997. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  The Local Studies and Family History collections comprise of extensive book collections, including journals, providing information on many local and family history topics and guides on where to locate more detailed information for your research.  Pamphlet files are available on many local people, organisations, events and localities.  The Library has two historic photographic collections and a historic document collection which can be viewed online via the Council's Local History webpage. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tony Maston Room, located on Level 2 of Merrylands Central Library, contains audiovisual resources to assist with local and family history research, and offers patrons and visitors of Holroyd City Council Library Service a quiet area to conduct their historical and genealogical study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a range of microform and CD-ROM indexes and information, including Local newspapers; Births, Deaths, Marriages & Divorce; Cemeteries; Census; Convicts and Colonial records; Directories; Electoral rolls; Probate; Shipping and immigration; Land and geographic records; Council's business papers and minutes from 1872 onwards, and much more.    

 

 

 

The Holroyd Oral History collection can also be accessed from the Tony Maston Room.  Please view the 'Significant People' page on Council's Local History webpage, for more information about our oral history recordings. 

 

 

 

  The Library Service also has a subscription to Ancestry Library Edition, which can be accessed via any public computer at any of the three Branch Libraries.  This service can also be accessed at any of the libraries, through wireless internet connection on your own laptop.  For more information about this and other database subscriptions, please view the Databases link on Council's Library webpage. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projects

Oral History Project - This is an onging project to record the memories of residents and other people who have made a significant contributon to the Holroyd City Council local government area. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in taking part in an interview, please contact the Local Studies Librarian on (02) 9840 9789.
Photos and other memorabilia - Holroyd City Council Library Service is always interested in expanding our collection of photographs and other memorabilia . If you can help provide images or documents relating to the people, organisations, events and places of Holroyd, please contact the Local Studies Librarian on (02) 9840 9789. Copies can be made and originals returned if required.

Interests

Holroyd Family History Group - Provide free family history research assistance on the second Monday of the month (except January), between 10.00am and 12.00pm, in the Tony Maston Room, Level 2, Merrylands Central Library. The Group also hold their monthly meetings on the third Monday of the month (except January), from 10.00am, in the Multipurpose Room, Level 2, Merrylands Central Library. For more information please phone the Holroyd Family History Group on (02)9631 2092.
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