With thousands of fascinating historical images and materials held at the library, our friendly staff will help you discover the history of the Northern Beaches. If you’re researching your family history, we can help you too. With online resources, genealogy groups and workshops you’ll find getting started is a breeze.
Local and family history
Stewart House Curl Curl 1950s. Courtesy of Dee Why Library Local Studies
Catalina Flying Boat in shallow water off Bayview c1950. Courtesy of Isobel Bennett
Children from the Booth Family at Freshwater beach courtesy Margaret Millar
Manly Mayor and Alderman with 1924 Olympic Champions Nick Winter, Boy Charlton and Dick Eve. Courtesy of Manly Library Local Studies