Libraries

Council has library facilities at Henty, Culcairn and Holbrook while smaller towns and villages are provided with mobile library services. The Greater Hume Libraries offer an extensive collection of books, magazines, sound recordings and DVD’s. Services available at the libraries also include free computer and wi-fi access, author talks, homework club, school holiday programs, storytime sessions for children, community programs and computer classes.  

Library Membership

Membership of the library is free and open to all residents of Greater Hume Council.

To join complete a membership application form for the library using the following link:

Riverina Regional Library  http://rrl.nsw.gov.au/riverina-regional-library/member-services

Membership is free

You will need to provide one piece of identification with your name and proof of address (eg Drivers Licence).

Children under the age of 18 will need to have a guarantor sign for them. (The guarantor needs to be the child’s legal guardian).

Reciprocal membership is open to people who live outside the Riverina Regional Library Council area. Reciprocal membership is free provided you have current membership at a public library in NSW. (You will need to provide your library card and one piece of identification with your name and address on it.) You will have limited borrowing privileges of four books and two DVD's.

Visitors

Visitors to the Greater Hume have to pay a fee if they are not a resident or rate payer of the Riverina Regional Library (RRL) service area. The fee is listed below:

Visitor’s fee (non-refundable) One month                             $33.00

Visitor’s fee (non-refundable) Three months                        $88.00

Or the visitor may join as a Reciprocal member as per information below:

Visitors & Non-Residents – applies to patrons who do not have a current membership to a NSW Public Library and are not current residents or ratepayers of the RRL service area.  A visitor fee is non-refundable – please see RRL Fees and Charges Schedule for more information.

Reciprocal membership – applies to patrons who have a current membership with another NSW public library and are not current ratepayers or residents of the RRL service area. Reciprocal membership refers to a membership applied in one NSW public library (host library) on the provision of a current membership with another NSW public library (home library). The customer seeking membership of the host library must already maintain a current membership with another participating public library within NSW with the understanding that the home membership is not affected in any way with over due items or a banned status. For more information please read the RRL Reciprocal Membership Policy.

 

Borrowing Conditions

Regular members may borrow up to thirty items at one time. Loan periods for all collection items are 4 weeks.

Items to be renewed can be done by phone, in person or via the library catalogue on or before the due date.

Reciprocal members and visitors can borrow up to four books or two DVD's at a time.

A current library card is necessary to borrow items.

Items can be borrowed or returned to any branch within the Riverina Regional Library. 

Fines are charged for late returns. Fines for overdue items are 10 cents per day per item.

Lost or damaged items must be paid for. The library will determine the replacement charge: Replacement charge (lost/damage collection item under $10.00 purchase cost) the fee will total $5.00 plus replacement cost. Replacement charge (lost/damaged collection item over $10.00 purchase cost) the fee will be $10.00 plus replacement cost.

You are responsible for all items borrowed on your card. If your card is lost or stolen notify the library immediately.

There is a $2.00 fee for replacement or a lost card.

The Library has a wide range of resources including adult, youth and children's fiction books, non-fiction books, magazines, tapes and audio books, videos, and DVD’s (some restrictions apply to children under the age of 15 borrowing M and M+ rated video's and DVD’s). 

In addition the library has a collection of:

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Computers - internet access, word processing
  • Ipads
  • 3D Printers
  • Playstation 4 with  Virtual Reality, television and games
  • WebOpac  (Online Public Access Catalogue) Click Here For WebOpac Access
  • Family history books
  • Reference books and materials

 

Inter-Branch loans

Items from other branches of the Riverina Regional Library can be ordered for a fee of $1.00 per item.

 

Inter-Library loans

Items not available from the Riverina Regional Library can be ordered in. Inter Library Loan search fee $4.40 with an additional fee of $16.50 for specialist library materials.

 

New Purchases

Library Staff make every effort to purchase resources that people want to access and welcome suggestions from members. If you would like to recommend a title for purchase please tell the staff at the front desk.

 

Riverina Regional Library Website

The Riverina Regional Library is the largest regional library service in NSW. Greater Hume Council residents can access the Riverina Regional Library website to:

  • Join online
  • Reserve books (to be picked up at your local Library)
  • Renew borrowed books
  • Access the eLibrary

Click here to Search/Reserve/Renew your library items