The library offers resources, programs and staff to support local and family history research.
Both libraries offer access to Ancestry Library Edition and Find My Past to assist with family history research. Note that access is available in library only.
Access Ancestry Library Edition and Find My Past
A Local and Family History Collection is available at Dandenong Library for browsing. This collection is not for loan.
Family history magazines for loan include Ancestor, The Genealogist and Traces.
Access the online catalogue to find items to borrow
PC and microfiche reader
A dedicated family history PC and microfiche reader is available at Springvale Library giving access to:
- Births, deaths and marriage records
- 19th and 20th Century local newspapers
- Additional historical resources.
Regular programs are held to support family history research.
See what's on in the libraries
Staff are available to help with basic searches and use of the microfiche reader. More detailed local and family history support can be requested. Phone 1300 630 920 during opening hours for more information.
History and cultural heritage
A rich and diverse local history is protected and celebrated at Greater Dandenong.
Find out more about the History and Cultural Heritage of Greater Dandenong
Dandenong Historical Society
Dandenong Historical Society collects, documents, researches and preserves items that show the development of Dandenong and district from early settlement to the present day.
1st Floor, 39 Clow Street, Dandenong
Phone 9794 8967
Opening hours are Wednesday 10am-3pm.
Springvale Historical Society
Springvale Historical Society collects and preserves the history of Springvale, Noble Park, Sandown Park, Noble Park North and Keysborough from 1834 to the present day.
Springvale Community Hub, 5 Hillcrest Grove, Springvale
Phone 9548 2732
Opening hours are Thursday 1pm-4pm.