If you are researching any aspect of the Blue Mountains region, and need assistance locating detailed information, then contact the Local Studies Librarian.

Local Studies

On the Library catalogue you will find a wealth of easily accessible digitised Local Studies material. The oral history collection brings together over 100 interviews from Capturing Community Memories, Speaking of the Past and The Blue Gum Forest Oral History projects. The Local Studies photograph collection includes over 4,000 images held in the Blue Mountains Image Library and on Flickr. Local Studies Chronicles blog articles and Blue Mountains fact sheets are full text searchable and cover a variety of local topics. Also provided are links to historic Blue Mountains Newspapers held on Trove.

We also have an extensive collection of books, maps, newspapers, archives and photographs about the Blue Mountains, housed in historic Braemar House adjacent to Springwood Library. You can use this collection by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 5:00 pm. Extended access can be arranged for ongoing research projects via a Reader's Ticket.

You can contact the Local Studies librarian on 4723 5040 or email ref@bmcc.nsw.gov.au.