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What's in the local heritage collection?

Find out by browsing the library catalogue​ for the special collection of Local Studies material held in Coffs Harbour. Items are not for loan.


  • Clientele: primarily local and family history researchers, students and writers.
  • Scope: all materials relating to the history of Coffs Harbour and towns in the local government area; current council reports and documents which will become part of our history; materials written by local writers; as well as ​​family histories of local families only and memoirs with significant reference to the Coffs region. 
  • Location: all materials are located in the Coffs Harbour City Library, with some specific works at Toormina and Woolgoolga libraries. 
  • Formats: all formats collected. 
  • Criteria: all material possible is collected, and is complemented by the Regional Museum's research files of people, places and events.
  • Weeding/retention: no material is weeded. 
  • Future Plans: depending on the availability of funds and space in which to locate the collection, a systematic program of acquisition, conservation and preservation will be undertaken. 

See also online materials including local fact sheets, local images and background information collated as local studies links.

View of West High Street Coffs Harbour (1910-1913?) ​​​