Canterbury Bankstown Library Service, Sydney

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Canterbury Bankstown Library Service, Sydney

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Bankstown City Library and Information Service (until 2016)
  • Canterbury City Library (until 2016)


  • Municipal

Contact area


Local History and Family History Technical Specialist



Street address

80 Rickard Road, Bankstown




New South Wales

Country name

Postal code



02 9707 9728


02 9707 9068



Description area


In 2016 the Bankstown City Council formed in 1895 and the Canterbury City Council formed in 1879 were amalgamated to become Canterbury Bankstown City Council.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

With the formation of Canterbury Bankstown City Council, two locations now exist for accessing material:

  1. Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre.
  2. Canterbury Library and Knowledge Centre.

Records management and collecting policies

Publications and information relating to the former City of Canterbury and City of Bankstown and the newly formed City of Canterbury Bankstown, the area being defined by the city boundaries.



  • Council business papers / minutes of the former Bankstown City Council and Canterbury City Council.
  • Local and state government reports, histories, subdivision plans, maps and photographs.
  • Bankstown Canterbury Torch newspaper, 1950- present.
  • Bankstown Canterbury Express newspaper, 24 October 1984- present.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Canterbury Bankstown website
Online catalogue Bankstown
Online catalogue Canterbury
Pictorial Canterbury
Fact sheets and brochures available on website.

Access area

Opening times

Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre: Open Monday to Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 1-4pm.
Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre: Open Monday to Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 9.30am-4pm, Sunday 2-5pm.
Both centres closed on public holidays.

Access conditions and requirements

The collection is available during opening hours and appointments can be made with relevant staff.
Some material may have copying restrictions due to condition and age.


Parking is available at both the Bankstown and Campsie sites.
Wheelchair access is available.

Services area

Research services

Staff are available to assist with your enquiry. If in-depth assistance is required, please make an appointment with specialist staff.

Reproduction services

Photocopying services available and fees apply.
Scanpros available for accessing records on microfilm or fiche and can be saved to USB.
Reproduction of photograph collection available - fees apply depending on size.

Public areas

Free Wi Fi is available on your own device, public computers available, study areas, cafe (Bankstown).

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 11 April 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Environment (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Geography (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Politics and Government (Thematic area)
  • Populations (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

80 Rickard Road, Bankstown
Sydney, New South Wales 2200