Covid-19 restrictions apply for the next few months. The Library will re-open Thursday 4 June 2020 at 10am.
We will be introducing an online booking system for computers, film readers, fiche readers and reading tables. This will allow us to manage our capacity and undertake a full clean between each session. The kitchen will not be available. Initially, we will be open Tuesday, Thursday and every second Saturday with sessions from 10-12.30pm and 1pm-3.30pm. We will close at 3.30pm.
On entry to the Library, your temperature will be taken. We have hand sanitiser throughout the Library and encourage you to clean your hands regularly whilst in the Library.
We appreciate your patience as we slowly transition back to being a fully functioning library.
It is essential to book a session to attend the Library (Level 2, 379 Kent Street, Sydney). You can email, phone 02 9299 5151 or make an online booking here.
Library furniture & equipment to give away
The SAG Library is reorganising its furniture and equipment holdings and would like to offer members in the first instance the opportunity to have items that are currently not required. The following is to be offered to anyone wanting these items for free if you are able to arrange pickup from the premises at 379 Kent Street. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to arrange the pickup. See this link for images of the items listed below.
Card Drawers x3 - 8x8 drawers, size W 133cm x H 82cm x D 48cm ONE LEFT
Card Drawers x2 - 4x3 drawers, size W 71.5cm x H 34cm x D 48cm
Card Drawers - 4x4 drawers, size W 71.5cm x H 44cm x D 48cm
Film Drawer Cabinet, 3 channels per drawer, size W 46cm x H 107cm x D 62cm TAKEN
Canon 302 Film Reader x2, size W 32cm x H 63cm x D 39cm BOTH TAKEN
Xidex Fiche Reader x2, size W 38cm x H 54.5cm x D 43cm TAKEN
Micron 785 Fiche Reader, size W 38cm x H 55cm x D 43cm
Eyecom 1200 Film Reader, size W 52cm x H 51.5cm x D 36cm
Indus Super Carrel Film Reader x2 - size W 65cm x H 91cm x D 71.5cm ONE LEFT
- Indus Film Reader, size W 52cm x H 58cm x D 40cm TAKEN
Our Library is located at 2/379 Kent Street. There you will find:
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- family histories and biographies
- local & school histories
- birth, death & marriage (BDM) indexes for all states of Australia, New Zealand, England, Wales and some other countries
- shipping records
- probate records for many states of Australia and for England and Wales
- cemetery transcriptions and burial registers
- parish registers
- English, Welsh, Scottish and some Irish census records
- Family Search (Affiliate Library Access to images of digitised microfilms)
- access to the major commercial sites such as Ancestry, FindMyPast, The Genealogist, British Newspaper Archives, Discovery (National Archives UK) Biographical Database of Australia and much more
- access to over 2200 electronic databases covering both Australian and overseas resources
Our Library and Shop at Level 2, 379 Kent Street, Sydney, is open: By Appointment Only - see above
Wednesday - Closed
Saturday 10am-3.30pm - every second Saturday
We are CLOSED on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and public holidays and there is no access on these days.