Sep 27, 2012

Welcome to the Local Studies Library...

Perhaps you didn't know that there is more than one type of Library. There are school libraries, public libraries, academic libraries and specialist libraries (such as a Law or Science Library). 
This post is a bit of information about a Local Studies Library in Western Australia. For a list of Local Studies Libraries in your area,  your State Library or Historical Society is a good place to start. Such as this list of Local Studies Libraries in my state: 
The Local Studies Library I am discussing today is:

Birtwistle Local Studies Library
  Armadale, Western Australia

Ivor T. Birtwistle, c1933.

The library is named after Ivor Birtwistle (1892 - 1976). Birtwistle was the editor at The Western Mail. He was also a keen historian and founding member of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society. When he moved to the Armadale region, he was a Shire councillor and founded the Armadale-Kelmscott Historical Society.

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The Birtwistle Local Studies Library occupies it's own space,  located in the new Armadale Public Library in the back right hand corner. 
Armadale Central Shopping Centre 
Shop 64/10 Orchard Avenue, Armadale.
(08) 9399 0641
(08) 9399 0184



Opening Hours
Monday9.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday9.00am - 7.00pm
Wednesday9.00am - 4.00pm
Family History Research Hours
Tuesday *3.00pm - 7.00pm
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month**9.00am - 3.30pm

* Experienced Family history researcher available.
** Open 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month for Family History Research - 9.30am - 3.30pm. 
Experienced Family History Researchers are available to provide assistance.



  1. Great to know. Thanks for the info.

  2. This is so cool, looks like I will be heading up the hill to Kalamunda History Village to get some answers to our local street names origins.


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