Providing our community with learning resources and research tools


Local History Collection

We hold 4,000 titles representing over 14,000 items in our Local History Collections. These include: magazines, newsletters, books by local authors and about the local area. Please click on the link below to see items in the RTRL collection. Once you have opened the list you can refine by branch to see what is available in your local area.

Please note that most of the items are not for loan but may be viewed in the library.

Click here to view Local History Items


Indigenous Collection

Byron Bay, Lismore, Ballina and Lennox Head Libraries all have special Indigenous collections. more

E.J. Wright Collection

E.J. Wright Collection consists of historical photographs and documents, held at Byron Bay Library. more

Parenting Collection

The Parenting Collection is a collection of items focusing on all things parenting and child development more

Aquarian Archive

Several separate collections from our area's Aquarius era, combined in this one incredible archive.

Access records of conservation groups and environmental campaigns in Northern NSW, as well as ephemera from various campaigns.

There's also audiotapes, documents, videos, maps, and documentaries and videos. more