History Hub

Creating an opportunity to connect with Adelaide’s past and celebrate its present.

The History Hub, with locations in the Adelaide City Library and North Adelaide Library, has worked with a wide range of leading historical organisations and individuals to enhance the community’s connection with the City’s past and present.

History Hub programs and resources have enlightened the community with amazing exhibitions, online tours, assistance with research projects, interactive presentations, one-on-one training and more. Find out more about what the History Hub can offer you!

The History Hub includes the Adelaide Picture Collection which offers thousands of photographs of Adelaide’s surrounds including the city centre, North Adelaide and the Park Lands dating from the mid-19th Century. You can also access free history research resources including Trove and Ancestry Library Edition.

Browse the current History Hub collection online.

The Adelaide City History Hub celebrates our living history in our Community Created Collection. This Collection captures photos, artworks and stories from community contributors. It is a living record of our present shared with generations to come. View online.

Archive and protect your precious photos and important documents with the help of our friendly History Hub volunteers.

Scanners available at City Library include Brother (ADS-16000w) Scanner and Epson Perfection V850 Pro Scanner

Scanners available at the North Adelaide Library and Community Centre include the Epson Perfection V550 and the Plustek OpticPro A320 Graphic Scanner

Book a one-on-one training with a volunteer, or alternatively, book an independent session using our Epson Scanner Station.

Are you working on a history project and want to learn how to find reliable information? Are you interested in unravelling your family history or curious about a historic Adelaide landmark? The Adelaide City Library's History Hub is now offering one-on-one sessions to help you bring your history project to life!

Sessions can be tailored to fit your individual interests, needs, and computing level. Learn how to use the Adelaide Picture Collection, Trove and Ancestry Library Editions. Book now. 

Reserve a History Hub computer

Come in and explore the City Library’s History Hub resources. You can book a dedicated History Hub computer for your individual historical research.

Customers wanting to use a History Hub computer must meet our PC conditions of use.

  • Bookings are limited to one 2 hour booking per customer per day
  • Your booking is for a computer reservation only and members of the public may share the space during these times
  • Please provide your own storage devices.

Book History Hub Computer

Cancellations and feedback

If you need to cancel your one-on-one booked session, please give 24 hours’ notice in consideration for our volunteers and to open the session to other customers.

If you have any feedback about the sessions, or have any projects to discuss, we’d love to hear from you.


We welcome registrations of interest from volunteers. As a History Hub volunteer, you will have the opportunity to run one-on-one training of the City Library’s online historical resources with members of the public, and help with scanning and cataloguing projects. Please see the City of Adelaide volunteers section for more information.

Need more information?

If you have any questions or feedback, need to cancel a booking, please contact the Adelaide City Libraries: