Albury Library Museum, New South Wales

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Albury Library Museum, New South Wales

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Formerly: Albury City Library


  • Municipal

Contact area


Adult Services Librarian



Street address

Corner Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury




New South Wales

Country name

Postal code



02 6023 8333




Description area


The Albury LibraryMuseum combined facility opened in July 2007, replacing the Albury City Library. The Albury Visitor Information Centre is also located at the Albury LibraryMuseum.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Adult Services Librarian

Records management and collecting policies

Relating mainly to local history of Albury Region.


The Albury LibraryMuseum was the first combined facility of its kind in Australia and opened in July 2007. Local company, Zauner Constructions, built the award-winning design of internationally renowned architects, Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM), whose credentials include the impressive National Museum of Australia.


The collection covers a number of subject areas, including, for example:

  • the story of Albury from first contact with the Wiradjuri people to today: objects, audio and film.
  • the Bonegilla Migrant Training and Reception Centre (1947 - 1971): The Albury City has been collecting material such as things that people brought from their homeland, photographs, domestic appliances, children's toys, books and clothing. Albury City also collects written memories from those who passed through Bonegilla.
  • Abikhair Emporium: marketing material demonstrates the context of the 1950s woman and the society they lived in.
  • Albury Base Hospital: historic documents, nurses uniforms, photographs, publications, memories captured on film, medical instruments and an iron lung.
  • Albury Botanic Gardens: over 50 books from the library of early curator J E R Fellowes, which he used as a guide to plant identification and garden design.
  • Drivetrain Systems International (DSI): a broad range of material relating to the former gearbox factory, covering its history as Borg-Warner, BTR Automotive, ION Ltd, DSI and Geely Automotive Holdings. It includes the last gearbox made at the factory as well as photographs, uniforms, equipment, memorabilia, company records, promotional videos, DVDs and ephemera.
  • The Dunstan Collection: equipment and archives relating to the operation of the Federal Bakery in Howlong from 1914 to the 1970s.
  • Albury's McPherson's Studios: photographs (The studio, established in the 1930s, specialised in weddings, portraiture, child studies and commercial photography).

Material from the collection is displayed in permanent exhibitions in the museum wing.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10am-7pm
Tuesday and Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 10am-2pm

Access conditions and requirements


Services area

Research services

Reference assistance available in person.

Reproduction services

General copying services available.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 13 June 2024




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Immigration (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Indigenous (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Science and Technology (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Corner Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury
Albury, New South Wales 2740