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COVID-19 restrictions currently apply when visiting the Library – updated 4th January 2021

Currently the  Library will be open:  Tuesday,  Thursday and the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month with sessions from 10-12.30pm and 1pm-3.30pm.  We will close at 3.30pm. 

In accordance with the NSW Health checklist for libraries, you must provide your details for the purposes of contact tracing. This information will be deleted after 28 days. On entry to the Library, you will scan our QR code with your ServiceNSW app and your temperature will be taken.  We have hand sanitiser throughout the Library and encourage you to clean your hands regularly whilst in the Library.  Masks are now compulsory in the Library, social distancing still applies and the kitchen will not be available to members.

We appreciate your patience as we work under health guidelines.

We have introduced an online booking system for computers, film readers, fiche readers and reading tables at our Library at 2/379 Kent Street Sydney NSW 2000.  This allows us to manage our capacity and undertake a full clean between each session.  The kitchen will not be available to members. 

How to Book a Session in the 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 (during Library hours) 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 for further information and to arrange the pickup. See this link for images of the items listed below.

  • Indus Super Carrel Film Reader x2 - size W 65cm x H 91cm x D 71.5cm 

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

Tuesday 10am-3.30pm

Wednesday - Closed

Thursday 10am-3.30pm

Saturday 10am-3.30pm - open every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month

We are CLOSED on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and public holidays and there is no access on these days.

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    Our Research Centre is at 2/379 Kent St, Sydney.

    Our office is at Richmond Villa, 120 Kent St, Sydney.

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