Introducing My Book Bag, the safe and convenient way to borrow from the Library!

Introducing My Book Bag! My Book Bag is our new pickup and delivery service that aims to let you get the books, movies, and music you want in a safe and convenient way.

Simply choose which bag you would like, answer a few questions, and we will be in touch to arrange either contactless pickup or delivery!

GENRE BAG

A pre-selected bag of up to 10 items

PERSONALISED BAG

A customised bag of 10 items selected for you

So what are you waiting for? Request a bag today!

The Library at Alert Level 2

From Monday 18 May we will be returning to our regular opening hours.

While we are excited to be open again to the public, please be aware that our services will be operating differently in order to best protect our customers and staff.

Returns

  • All books have been renewed so no need to rush your returns back
  • After hours slot will now be open 
  • Return shelves are temporarily closed, please use the after hours returns slots until further notice

Issuing

  • All items will have a 6-week issue period
  • Holds will be pre-issued
  • Patrons are encouraged to use self-checkout machines

Health and Safety

  • Social distancing of 1 metres
  • Contact register
  • A maximum capacity of 100 people within the Library will be enforced
  • Hand sanitiser available at each entrance
  • Please do not come into the Library if you are feeling unwell

Public Computers

  • Wifi is available
  • Computers are available, limited to 30 minutes per person per day

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to visit?

In order to ensure the safety of customers and staff, the following measures will be taken:

  • Hand sanitiser is available at all entrances to enable you to clean your hands when you enter and exit
  • You will be asked for your name and contact details when entering and exiting to meet track and tracing requirements
  • Enforcing the 1 metre social distancing rule at all times
  • Numbers in the building will be limited to a maximum of 100 at any one time

Can I choose my own books?

Yes, you may come to the library to return books, collect holds or a pre-selected loan and choose and issue your own books. Assistance will be available at a distance.

I am not supposed to leave my home but would love some books, can you help?

If you are over 70 or immune compromised please contact us. We can arrange home delivery for the most vulnerable in our community.

How do I pay for DVDs?

These will be added to your Library account. Payments by card are preferred, cash will be taken if needed.

Will there be any overdues?

All books from pre-COVID19 are due on 29 June and no overdue fees will be incurred. All items will be issued for 6 weeks.

Can I study at the Library?

Yes, you can study at the Library. It is recommended that you use the allocated space on the first floor and you are limited to 2 hours.

Can I bring my children to the Library?

Yes, however physical games and toys will not be available at the Library during Alert Level 2.

Need help finding your next read?

If you’re struggling to find your next read then why not let us do the work for you? Just answer a few simple questions and we will email you a selection of hand-picked recommendations from our online collections! 

  • Contact Information

  • Reading Preferences

  • E.g. thriller, true crime, romance, historical, page-turner, cook book, etc

5 must watch movies while you’re stuck inside 🍿

Our Library members have made great use of our new Beamafilm streaming service over the last three weeks – check out the top 5 titles streamed by Library members during the lockdown below! Once you’ve signed up for Beamafilm you can start watching any of movies straight away.

5. Arthur Newman (2012)

A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.

4. The Mermaid Princess (2016)

A kind-hearted mermaid, braving the Sea-God's warning to steer clear, saves a captain's daughter from the stormy ocean. But when the captain needs her help again, the mermaid must face a hard choice.

3. The Tracker (2002)

When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men are given the mission of capturing him with the help of an experienced Native Australian.

2. Book Club (2018)

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

1. What We Did On Our Holiday (2014)

A family of five is off to granddad's big 75th birthday party at an uncle's estate in rural Scotland. The parents fight and are separated, and hope their three kids won't mention it. The kids love, can talk with, and will do anything for, granddad.

So what are you waiting for? To get started just click here to open Beamafilm to register with your Library card. Click here for more information.