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Our collection is a treasure trove of resources for family historians and genealogists to learn from! Our dedicated family history library collection contains the Society’s print and electronic items which cover both Australian and international material (especially England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland). Our diverse collection includes BDM indexes, biographies, cemetery transcriptions, burial registers, local histories, parish registers, published family histories, shipping records and more!

We provide access to the major commercial sites such as Ancestry, FindMyPast, The Genealogist, MyHeritage, British Newspaper Archive, Discovery (National Archives UK), Biographical Database of Australia and much more. We also have more than 2,200 electronic databases covering both Australian and overseas topics.

Our Library is located at: 2/379 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Our postal address is: 120 Kent Street, Millers Point NSW 2000

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  • Tuesday, 10.00am - 3.30pm
  • Thursday, 10.00am - 3.30pm
  • 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month (Jan & Dec differ): 10.00am - 3.30pm

The Library is closed Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and public holidays.

Please see below for variations to opening hours.

Before visiting the Library, please read the Conditions of Entry.

Currently this includes compulsory mask wearing and vaccination requirements.

Anyone is welcome to use our Library collection, but non-members pay a research fee of $20 per day on arrival.


Changes to our opening hours will be added to this page and to the Society’s social media accounts.

  • SAG Library will be closed on Tuesday 16 August 2022 for a Society event. 

Book a library tour

Members can join us for a free guided tour of the Library where you will get an overview of the services and resources available. Once you’ve explored the highlights of the collections you can stay on to do some research and get assistance from the Volunteers.

Tours are advertised in our Events Calendar and below. Bookings are essential.

Group bookings

Family history groups can also make a group booking for a day tour of both the library and archives collections. These group bookings are available to members and non-members, and a fee is involved. Contact the SAG for details and bookings.

Upcoming Library Tours

More Library tours coming soon...

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Library 2/379 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

Archives/Offices 120 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

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