Hobart Reading Room


In the interests of public safety, all Libraries Tasmania sites have been temporarily closed until further notice.


2nd Floor, 91 Murray Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000

Need help with research or finding information? Ask us!

Wheelchair accessible


(03) 6165 5538 - research enquiries


Visit us to see what's on


Monday 9:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 6pm
Thursday 9:30am - 6pm
Friday 9:30am - 7pm*
Saturday 9:30 - 2pm
Sunday Closed

*History Room and Microspace close at 6pm

Closed public holidays

Access reference, archival + heritage items

Our friendly staff can help with your local and international research needs.

Browse magazines in our comfortable reading spaces.

View unique or fragile items in the History Room.

Order items in advance

How to use the History Room Research in the History Room

New to the History Room? Please bring photographic identification to register

Access and collection point for government agency records

Audiovisual room for viewing archival films and listening to archival audio

Tasmanian Archives and HeritageTasmanian archives + heritage online

Many archival items, plans and historic Tasmanian images are available online!

News online and finding informationGet the information you want

We'll help you find local and international magazines and newspapers, reference books, magazines, maps, parliamentary papers, CDROM indexes and databases and more.

Use our news online and information guides

Get internet access + copying

Family history resources Use family history resources and support

You'll find resources and expert help to research your Tasmanian ancestors

See Family History Guides online

Space to study and read

Use our individual and group study areas with comfortable reading spaces for browsing newspapers and magazines.

Berriedale Repository Berriedale Repository

The Berriedale Repository holds most of the State's archived records, and the film archive.

National Archives of Australia, Australian GovenmentNational Archives of Australia

Access Commonwealth records from the Hobart office of the National Archives of Australia. You will find their staff in the History Room from Wednesday to Friday.