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.

History Hub

History Hub is your online portal to our local history. Access historical photographs, videos, oral histories and more.


Local history

The Local History Collections at Manly, Dee Why and Mona Vale Libraries provide a rich insight into the past.


Family history

Discover your family history and uncover your past with our dedicated family research area and free genealogy resources.


Contact Local and Family History

Our Local Studies staff are available at Manly, Dee Why and Mona Vale Libraries.