Griffith City Library occupies the original 1935 Wade Shire Council Chambers in a building which is an historical icon in the heart of the city’s central business district. In 2004 the Library was extended and refurbished to cater for this growing city’s need for information and library services. Externally, the extension retains the elegance of the original building, whilst simultaneously providing a 21st century interior environment rivalling those of its metropolitan counterparts. The façade on the street now features a curved ceiling to floor window facilitating natural lighting, and providing a viewing platform for passers-by and library users alike.
Temporary Opening hours
Monday: 9:00am to 5.30pm
Tuesday: 9:00am to 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am to 5.30pm
Thursday: 9:00am to 7pm
Friday: 9:00am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 4.00pm
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Dating back to 1913 residents of Hillston had access to literary facilities in the form of the Hillston Mechanics Institute. The “Carrathool Shire Free Public Library” was opened in 1952 and was housed in the Municipal Chambers in High Street. In 1962 the library was transferred to the Royal Mail Hotel site in High Street, in what was formerly the north wing of the Hotel, the only portion saved in the 1948 fire. In 1978 Council agreed to become a member of the WRCL service. 1983 the library was renamed the W.G. Parker Memorial Library. In 2004 construction was completed on a multipurpose building that incorporates both a Library and Rural Transaction Centre.
Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 12pm
The Hay Library and Kay Hull Community Centre is situated at 204 Lachlan Street and was built on the site of the Hay Band Hall, RSL and CWA Rooms, and is the fourth Library building in Hay’s history. The Library complex was opened by Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley on 6th March 2009. The complex comprises of a large meeting room with full kitchen, public toilets, rooms for CWA and RSL, plus the offices of Home and Community Services, Centrelink and a spare office for various Government Agencies. Architects for the building were Fulton, Trotter & Partners. Hay Library is recognised as a very valuable building for the Hay community.
Monday to Wednesday: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Friday: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am to 12:00pm Noon
The Jerilderie Library building was opened on 15 April 2009 and has a combination of historic and modern influences. The building is a replica to the original “Banksi” which once stood at the site. Some of the material was recycled from the original building, including a front window, doors, a mantel piece and ceiling rose which is a feature in the “Banksi” room, named after the original building.
The construction of the new library also included engaging local Artist Helene Mortlock to design two glass panels to display as you walk into the library. The panels illustrate some of Jerilderie’s rich history and also present day and include photographs as well as Helene’s artistic drawing. The panels can be viewed during normal library opening hours.
Temporary Opening hours
Monday: 10am to 4:30pm
Wednesday: 10am to 4:30pm
Thursday: 10am to 4:30pm
Friday: 10am to 4:30pm
Narrandera Shire Library has been serving the community of Narrandera as a resource for traditional and evolving library services for over 100 years. Located in a modern building in Narrandera’s main street the Library provides a Community Hub and offers access to books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, computers and Wi-Fi as well as e-Books, e-Audio and e-Magazines through the WRL website. The Library holds a range of Local History materials including microfilm copies of local newspapers dating back to 1888. Narrandera Library is an accessible community space for meetings, study and activities for individuals and groups.
Temporary Opening hours
Monday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
A vibrant new state of the art mobile library servicing Griffith City Council and Murrumbidgee Shire Council, and was officially launched by State Librarian Dr Alex Byrne on March 31st, 2015. It replaces the old van which served us well since 1999. The mobile library service itself has been operating since 1974.
The mobile library features an extendable pod for more space, LED lighting, television, sunshade, public WiFi access, on-board computer access and close to 2000 books, DVDs, talking books and magazines.