Discover Community History and Heritage
Check out the online encyclopaedia Canterbury Commons
Canterbury Commons is the library's new online encyclopaedia. Learn more about suburbs, old farms, people, sports and more- browse by category or search. Even add your own memories or facts so that your vital knowledge of the area isn't lost to time. Great for school projects, research and anyone with an interest in our community.
The Local Studies and Family History collections are specialised reference collections which will help you discover the history, geography and legacy of Canterbury City. From the crisp pages of local newspapers and the glossy reels of microfilmed records to eBooks downloaded with the click of a button, these collections collect and collate fascinating details from Canterbury's rich and varied past.
Located at Campsie Library during opening hours, our physical collection is extensive. We are also progressively releasing collection content online. Additional archives, records and resources external to the library are listed on our growing Canterbury Collection Map.
Local History and Family History Opening Hours (Campsie)