LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 25 May 2020

It is Library & Information Week which includes the 20th National Simultaneous Storytime today (Wed 27) at 11am on the Library Facebook page. I look forward to seeing you all this morning. The Library website has a few activities for the kids to participate in as well.

The library is still physically closed to the public, but you can order items to borrow. You have a choice of following the below instructions to select items from the catalogue or you can ring on 6343 1334 to request items. Then you can organise a time on Tuesday to Friday between 10 and 5 to collect these items at the front of the building or for those living within the town limits these can be delivered to your doorstep on a Thursday morning.

Below is a summary of what is currently available. More details are available on the library website or the Facebook page.

Click and Collect/Delivery service

To allow you to continue borrowing please follow the below

  • Access library website
  • Select catalogue
  • Select Member Services
  • Log In using User ID B0….. from your library membership card and your password which is your birthday (ddmmyy)
  • Search catalogue
  • Click on title
  • Click on Reserve title
  • Click on Proceed
  • This item will then appear on a list for the library staff

Deliveries within the town limits are conducted on Thursday mornings.

Library Website Hint

1,000 Books before school program is still running. If you finish the reading log drop it in the afterhours return chute and jump onto the Library website and download the next log which are now available at If you would like to register your child(ren) then please download, fill in and return the registration form.

Message for those wanting to join the library during COVID-19

As of Wednesday 14 April, for those who are not library members but would like access to BorrowBox and Story Box you can now join online via the library website.

Please note that this does not give you access to the physical collection or the new indyreads™.


Reminder that even though the library is physically closed you have access to the online collection. This includes BorrowBox for eAudio and eBooks with titles available for everyone, Story Box Library for streaming of kid’s titles and the new indyreads for eBooks which gives titles for everyone. These are all free as part of your membership. If you have any issues, please contact the library.

Smart research for HSC students

Each Thursday afternoon between 4.30 and 5pm the State Library are running Smart research for HSC students. The next session tomorrow (28 May) is about getting better results from your research. Thursday 4 June is about better searching with online resources. Thursday 18 June is about essential library resources for your research and study. These are all free. More information can be found at

Library reopening

There is lots of talk about public libraries reopening in June. It is not a matter of just opening the doors and we go back to normal. There will be several restrictions for everyone to follow to keep us open. These will be announced soon along with an opening date. Please note at present upon reopening there will be no public computer access, study areas, toy collection or newspaper reading area.

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