Contact our Secretary:
Phone: (02) 4957 8296
(during library hours)
PO Box 296
Jesmond NSW 2299
Purchasing from NFHS
We have four payment options (debit, credit, cash or cheque) . A summary is provided below but more detailed instructions may be downloaded here.
Paying by Direct Debit
Our Direct Debit details are available for those who may need them to purchase a publication or request some research.
BSB: 650 000
ACCOUNT NO: 501 652 808
Please include a reference with the transfer eg: Last name and member number. Also send an email providing details of the purchase to
Library and Meeting Room
Former Mechanics Institute
68 Elder St
Lambton NSW 2299
The library is open:
Thursday: 1pm to 3.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 3.30pm (Note that During COVID we will close at 3.00pm on a Saturday and will also close between 12.00 and 1.00pm for cleaning.)
1st Tuesday of the month: Meeting Night
Meeting nights: 6pm to 7.25pm (summer)
Meeting days: 12.30pm to 1.55pm (winter)
Phone: (02) 4957 8296 during library hours
Remember that the back gate is always open during Library hours if there are no parks in Elder Street or if you need disabled access.
Paying by Credit Card
It is possible to now pay by credit card at our rooms. We are still learning so bear with us.
We are currently open only to members and visitors by appointment due to COVID-19.
Our library is not open on public holidays and will be closed on
the Saturday of every long weekend until more volunteers are available.
The NFHS library will close for the Christmas/New Year period of 2021 on
Thursday, 16 December 2021, at 3.30pm
and will reopen on
Thursday, 20 January 2022, at 1.00pm.
Finding us using Public Transport
The Society is easily reached from the Newcastle Interchange. The most direct route is the Number 12 bus (to Maryland). Exit the bus at Morehead Street (The Mark Hotel). Walk down the hill to Elder Street and turn left. The Mechanics' Institute is approximately 100 metres along Elder Street on your left marked by the red star.
Our rooms are also easily reached using the Number 23 bus (to Jesmond) or the Number 11 bus (from Charlestown). Exit either bus from the stop nearest Lambton Public School, cross Croudace Street if necessary and walk three blocks along Elder Street. The Number 23 bus can also drop you at the Lambton Park Hotel in Howe Street where you cross the road and walk up Morehead Street to Elder Street and turn right. These walks are virtually flat.
See the Newcastle area route maps here: