Library

Library

Liz Blumson with volunteers in the Rotary Heritage Library

The Library supports the research and development process of the Redland Museum collection and contains information on aspects of the history and heritage of the Redlands including:

  •   agriculture
  •   marine life
  •   business and commerce
  •   maritime technology
  •   childhood entertainment
  •   medicine
  •   domestic life
  •   military service
  •   education
  •   occupations
  •   entertainment
  •   religion
  •   flora and fauna
  •   textiles
  •   indigenous history
  •   trades
  •   local government
  •   transport

 

The Library, situated between the Manager’s office and the collection warehouse, is open to Museum members.  It houses books, CDs, DVDs, periodicals, pamphlets and ephemera. These items are catalogued and arranged according to the Dewey Decimal system. Their location is  stored in the Library Database which can be accessed from any computer in the Museum. Donations, in accordance with the Museum Collection Policy, to the Library are welcome.

The resources are stored in:

  • A Reference section with resources that are available for Museum members to borrow.
  • The Rare Books section with items that are valuable and/or fragile and may only be viewed in consultation with the Museum Management Committee.

 

The Library is managed by the honorary Librarian, Liz Blumson, with assistance from volunteers.