LibraryInsideCome and visit our library and resource centre at the South Frankston Community Centre, Tower Hill Road, Frankston (Melways 102 D7) - telephone 03 9783 7058.

Library use is free for members.  For visitors there is a basic charge of $6 per visit. If visitors decide to join the Society within two weeks, the visitor's fee will be deducted from the first year's membership.

We hold microfiche indexes of all Australian states' birth, death and marriage indexes, as well as numerous cemetery indexes. The International Genealogical Index and a complete collection of the 1881 Census for English counties are valuable tools for research. We have a growing collection of the English Civil Registration Index from 1837 to the 1880s on microfiche. Resources on CD-roms include the British Vital Records Index, the 1881 British Census and also other overseas indexes and local research.

We are now pleased to say that we now have access worldwide via our broadband internet computers including which provides further resources such as the English and Welsh Census records from 1841 to 1901 and transcripts of the Scottish Census from 1841 to 1901, and FindMyPast which also has the English & Welsh Civil Registration index and Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960 and other records.

See the Local History page for a list of our local history resources.


Opening Hours

Tuesday  10.30am -  2.30pm
Wednesday evenings
(during daylight saving months only)

(1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month)
7.00pm   -  9.00pm
Thursday  10.30am -  2.30pm
Sunday 2.00pm   -  5.00pm