Need help? Ask us!

We can help you with:

  • Library searching.

  • Archives searches.

  • Names Index searches for family history.

  • Finding and accessing your personal records.

  • Chat with us online Monday - Friday 9.30-5pm (local time) or call us on (03) 6165 5538

  • If your question is complex use this form to email for our help.

  • Visit us in the Hobart Reading Room or your local library 

Hints on research and finding information​

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We supply information or provide a search path as guided by the National and State Libraries Austral​asia (NSLA) principles and service guidelines​​​​


We provide:

Up to 1 hour of research on most enquiries. We may spend more time on enquiries which require researching materials unique to our library and archives.

We are not able to do:

  • Lengthy or ongoing research.
  • Research assistance to people overseas or interstate when that information is available to them locally.
  • Searches for missing persons.
  • Valuations, legal and medical advice.


For more in-depth research help, you may choose to hire a private researcher:

These lists are provided for your convenience - the researchers are not connected with us.

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Ask a librarian or archivist online.


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