Liz Blumson with volunteers in the Rotary Heritage Library

The Rotary Heritage 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 in a recently refurbished area behind the train, is open to Museum members and the public.  It houses books, CDs, DVDs, periodicals, pamphlets and ephemera. Details of these items, catalogued and arranged according to the Dewey Decimal system, are recorded in eHive which is accessible via the internet.  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.

  • Vertical files and a map cabinet.

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