Help with research and finding information

The History Room provides researchers with secure access to the archival resources and published heritage of the state of Tasmania.

From Monday 31st October bookings are no longer required for the History Room, nor will we close for a lunch break.

Our hours of operation will be

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am to 2:00pm

Use these links to:

Please contact us if you would like help.

We can help you with:

If your question requires research, use our research request form.

How to contact us:

Hints on research and finding information

Check out our guides on:


Get copies from our collections.

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

We provide:

Up to one 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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