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About the Library

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The Library is the home for the Genealogy SA collection of genealogy and family history information resources.

The Library is predominantly a reference library although some books are available for loan to members.

The Library holds the largest collection of family history information in South Australia and specialises in South Australian genealogical material. The Library Catalogue holds in excess of 30,000 items.

Whilst the collection specialises in South Australian information, there are comprehensive collections from other Australian States and Europe. See the Library Acquisitions Policy for details of how we intend to grow the collection..

The Library houses a number of comprehensive on-line databases. Computer facilities are available to access these databases. The Society also has on-line access for Library users to major subscription websites including Ancestry, FindMyPast, MyHeritage and The Genealogist.

The Library is well equipped with microfiche and microfilm readers, printers and photocopiers. There is a small charge for printing and photocopying. All Library users are subject to copyright requirements.

Check out this factsheet to help you plan your visit.


201 Unley Rd, Unley, past the Unley Council, but before the Cremorne Hotel.


The Library opens :

10am to 9.00pm
10am to 4.30pm
10am to 4.30pm
10am to 4.30pm
Sunday (The second and fourth Sunday of the month)
1pm to 4.30pm 

*The library is closed on Monday and Friday for Society project work, transcriptions and for the Research Co-ordinator.


The library welcomes both members and visitors, including persons with a disability.

Fees for library access are as follows:

Per Day FREE $15.00


During public opening hours experienced volunteers are available to assist Library users.

All users are expected to behave with respect for other users, and for the library, its equipment and contents. Library rules include restrictions on eating or drinking within the library proper, mobile phone usage, flash photography, out of control children, personal and property security, and issues related to the health, safety and welfare of staff, volunteers and users.