Services

Join the library

Local residents

If you live in the Western Riverina region you can join the library for free. Please visit the library with identification and proof of address to sign up.

Online membership

Anyone can join online for 30 days to gain instant access to our eBooks, eAudiobooks, and online databases. This membership will expire within 30 days unless you visit your local library to collect a library card.

Visitors

If you are staying in the area for a short time you can become a temporary member at any of our branch libraries. For a small fee Temporary Membership allows you full access to the library’s services. Ask how at your nearest branch.

Use the library

Borrow

CDs and DVDs have a one week (7 day) loan. All other items have a three week (21 day) loan. If you require an extended loan on any items please ask staff for assistance.

Return

Items loaned from any branch library can be returned at any time of the day. All branches have after hours Return chutes to return items if the library is closed.

You can return to any branch or Mobile Library.

Reserve

If you’d like an item currently on loan to someone else, you can reserve the item online, over the phone or in person at any library. When the item is available for collection at your nominated branch we will notify you by email or post.

Renew

Items can be renewed twice if not reserved by another client. You can renew your items online, over the phone or in person at any library.

We don’t have the item you’re after?

You can search other Australian libraries at http://www.trove.nla.gov.au

If the item is available at another library you can borrow it for a small fee on Interlibrary loan. Place your request over the phone or in person at any library.

Fees
$5.00 – Public libraries (excluding ACT public libraries).
$20.00 – University libraries, Specialist libraries & ACT public libraries.

Delivery time

Average delivery time is 1 to 2 weeks. When the item is available for collection we will notify you by email/post.

Lost Interlibrary loans

If an Interlibrary loan is lost you will be required to pay for its replacement. The cost of the replacement is at the discretion of the supplying library.

Other services

Book clubs

Bookends, Griffith City Library’s book club program, runs for 10 months per year from February to November.

For an annual subscription of $420 book clubs are entitled to one set of books per month (10 per year). Each set of books contains 12 books and a folder of discussion questions. New and pre-existing book clubs throughout the Western Riverina region are welcome and encouraged to join Bookends. Contact Griffith Library for more information.

Is your book club looking for new members? Or, are you looking to join a book club?

Check our Book Club Noticeboard for current vacancies and/or people looking to join. If you would like to add your details to the Noticeboard, email a completed form to library@griffith.nsw.gov.au.

Exhibitions and Displays

WRL Libraries have wall and floor space for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to erect displays and/or hold events.

Home Library

Griffith, Hay, Hillston & Narrandera libraries offer a free Home Library Service if you are unable to visit the library due to age or disability. Library staff can deliver a selection of resources directly to your door on a fortnightly or monthly basis.

For more information about Home Library or to organise a Home Library visit please contact your local library.

Murrumbidgee Shire Mobile Library

Mobile Library

WRL offers 2 mobile library services in the Western Riverina Region. We visit Carrathool Shire, Murrumbidgee Shire, Narrandera Shire, and villages of Griffith. Each library truck is filled with shelves of novels, children’s books, large print books, audio books, and DVD’s.

Timetables

Meeting Room Hire

All branches of WRL have meeting rooms available for hire. Each location varies on room size/seating, hire fees and conditions of use. Contact your desired branch location to check availability and make a booking.

Study Rooms

Some branch libraries also offer small study rooms for hire. These are ideal for holding job interviews, supervising exams, and small group meetings, study or training sessions. Contact your desired branch location to check availability and make a booking. Hire fees apply. Rooms are available on a walk-in basis for no charge if no bookings exist.

Public Computers & WiFi access

Public computers with internet access, Microsoft Office suite and printing are located at each branch. Computer use and printing charges differ at each branch.

All libraries also provide a WiFi hotspot. WiFi access is FREE at Griffith City Library, other branches charge for WiFi access.

WiFi printing

WiFi printing is available for pickup at Griffith City Library. You can submit documents to print from your laptop and some mobile devices. You will need your member number and password. Click here to send your document to the printer.

And more… WRL also offers:

  • Scanning
  • Faxing
  • Photocopying – black & white, full colour
  • Laminating
  • Library Bags
  • Book covering and repair
  • Minor disc repair
  • Justice of the Peace Service (not available at all branches)

Fees and charges vary, contact your local library for price information.