Resources & Publications

Discover the history behind the people, places and events that have shaped Willoughby; the civic, suburban and Indigenous history of the area.

Willoughby City Library has a range of fascinating local historical publications available for sale or online.

Here you will also find the digitised content of our recent physical historical exhibitions from the Willoughby City Council Foyer and Chatswood Library.

Digital Historical Displays

  1. pdf format Community Voices of Willoughby
  2. pdf format Discover Willoughby: Connecting people, places and the past
  3. pdf format Shaping Willoughby: Our Stories, Our Identity
  4. pdf format Technology on Trend at Willoughby
  5. pdf format The People of Willoughby
  6. pdf format Willoughby Landscapes


  1. pdf format Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes
  2. pdf format Family and Local History Indexes, Directories, Newspapers at Chatswood Library
  3. pdf format Willoughby City Facts

Online Publications

  1. pdf format Artarmon: Past, Present and Future
  2. pdf format Bo-ra-ne Ya-goo-na Par-ry-boo-go. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: An Aboriginal History of Willoughby
  3. pdf format The Development of Castle Cove and Middle Cove
  4. pdf format The Good Old Days. Reminiscences of early Chatswood and Willoughby
  5. pdf format The Heritage of East Chatswood
  6. pdf format The Lighter Side of Willoughby
  7. pdf format The Naremburn Story
  8. pdf format The Suburb of Castlecrag: A Community History
  9. pdf format The Suburb of Northbridge: A Community History
  10. pdf format The West Ward
  11. pdf format Why Conservation? Guidelines for Residential Development
  12. pdf format Willoughby: A Centenary History, 1865-1965
  13. pdf format Willoughby: The Suburb and its People
  14. pdf format Willoughby's Fifty Years

Publications for Sale

  1. pdf format Pictorial History Willoughby
  2. pdf format Willoughby Centenary: The First Hundred Years DVD