Henty Library


We welcome you to Greater Hume Councils Henty Library!

We are located in the main street of Henty and provide our Greater Hume Council area with a great range of services including the loan of books, magazines, audio books, DVD’s and children’s books to all our members. Our library is free to join and gives you access to our other libraries located within our council area as well as many other areas where we can reserve books and have them delivered to our library for you.

We also offer free Wi-Fi, free use of our computers, a meeting room and a lovely children’s area where you can sit and read books, do craft activities, play games or build with our Lego.

Our library also offers a range of different free programs throughout the year such as holiday activities, Author Visits, Storytime and technology classes. 

Please follow our Facebook page to keep updated on all the exciting things we have planned and all the photos of our library and past programs we have provided.

Join our Library

We welcome you to join our library!

Membership is restricted to residents of Riverina Regional Library (RRL) member council areas. There is no charge to join. Persons under 18 years of age will require an adult guarantor. To join online follow this link.

Non-residents of RRL member council areas who are residents of NSW and a member of another NSW public library service are eligible for free membership at RRL (conditions apply), but must attend an RRL branch library in person to register.

When joining online you will need to visit an RRL branch library within 30 days of registering to verify your identification (proof of residential address), receive your library membership card and obtain full membership privileges.

If you are housebound or unable to visit a branch library within 30 days of registration, proof of identity may be submitted by replying to the confirmation email you will receive with an attached copy of an acceptable form of identification. You are required to read and agree to Riverina Regional Library's membership conditions prior to obtaining membership.

What you need to obtain full membership:

  • Proof of name and residential address.
  • Examples of identification are;
    • rates/rent notice,
    • driver licence or bill.

Check with your local library for other forms of acceptable proof of identity.

If you are under 18 years of age you will require the I.D. and consent of a parent, guardian or guarantor.

Provisional Online Membership

Provisional Online Membership of the Library is free. You must be a resident of Bland, Coolamon, Cootamundra - Gundagai, Federation, Greater Hume, Junee, Lockhart, Temora, Snowy Valleys council areas. Persons under 18 years of age require an adult guarantor.

*Individuals who reside outside of the RRL area are NOT eligible for online provisional membership of RRL.

*Online membership is temporary and expires after 30 days unless it is validated.

Your provisional online registration will allow you to place two reservations and have access to a range of online databases. To borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks you will need to validate your membership at your local library.

If you fill in the email field on your membership application you will receive an email with your temporary member number and password. Alternatively print the acknowledgment page or write down the details to have a record of your membership. If you are registering in the library and intend validating your membership immediately please disregard the email you receive.

Non-residents of RRL member Council areas who are residents of NSW AND a member of another NSW public library service are eligible for free membership of RRL (conditions apply), but must attend an RRL branch library in person to register. 

What Can You Borrow?

Riverina Regional Library (RRL) members are able to borrow material from across all of the branches of the service area. Members can borrow 30 items in total for 28 days and then if needed, a further 2 x 14 day renewals are available if items are not on reserve for another member.

We do not charge overdue fines. Items that are lost or damaged will still attract a replacement fee.

Below is a list of the more popular items for loan:

  • Print – Books, fiction and non-fiction, including picture books for children, biographies, large print and magazines.
  • Audio – Talking books - CD stories, MP3 format stories.
  • DVDs – Movies, documentaries, Junior and Adult titles.
  • eReaders and eAudio books.

Browse the online catalogue here. 

There are online resources available as well through RRL, such as;

  • Family and local history
  • HSC resources
  • Online courses
  • Research databases
  • Health information
  • Learning for Kids
  • Tools for Parents
  • eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines

Computers, Printing and WIFI

All of our libraries have public access computers with free access to the Internet.

You will need to provide you own USB storage device, if you want save documents.

Printing is available from these computers. There is a fee for printing.

Programs and Events

Here are some of our regular programs and events. For dates and times of our regular events, and for more events and information click the What’s On button below.

What's On


Story Time is one more way you can share the magic of books with your children.

Come and join in with lots of early literacy activities such as singing, moving, counting and reading/handling books together whilst making lots of friends and learning to be part of the Story Time group.

School Holiday Activities

Craft sessions are organised for children from 6 to 12 years of age during school holidays. Bookings are essential. Some activities will incur a charge. 

Book Nooks

We have established Book Nooks within a number of local businesses.

Our goals are;

  • To add another dimension to the ways we connect children and adults to books.
  • To add another way of promoting our libraries and being creative in the way we connect people to information, knowledge, reading for pleasure and a love of reading.

Each month we deliver approximately 10 picture books and 10 adult ‘coffee table’ nonfiction books to the businesses we have partnered with. A basket, kept in an area where customers are seated, is filled with these books and refreshed with new books each month.

Seniors week

We run seniors’ week events each year. NSW Seniors Week is dedicated to looking after our senior citizens all around Australia! We’re making sure that community events are more inclusive and diverse enough to include activities for not just young sportsters but also older enthusiastic participants!

Get Online week

We run workshops during Get Online Week to help to build confidence and expertise with using online resources. 

Simultaneous Storytime

We celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime each year. It is an Australia-wide group reading and literacy event, where schools, libraries and other institutions gather school-age children together to read the same chosen picture book at the same time.

Library Lovers Day

We celebrate this event each year leading up to Valentine’s Day, usually with a competition involving something we love about our library books.

Christmas Food Appeal

Each year, Christmas hampers and gifts are made up from the generous donations of our library members. All donated food items are non-perishable and in-date, while gifts, suitable for children up to the age of ten, are donated unwrapped.

Christmas Craft Program

We have a Christmas craft corner during the month of December, where children can call in at whatever time they like to make fabulous Christmas creations.  

Home and Community Delivery Services

The Home Library Service is a free home delivery service for residents of the Greater Hume Council who are unable to visit one of the Greater Hume Libraries in person, by reason of age, sickness or other incapacity.

Please contact the library to request a Home Library Service application package to be posted to you. Staff will conduct a telephone interview to introduce you to the service. Books and other library materials will be selected according to your preferences, and delivered to your home on a fortnightly or monthly basis.

Our Home Library Service members can borrow items from any of the library's lending collections including large print books, regular print books, audio-visual material (including audiobooks, CDs and DVDs) magazines, and items from the community languages collections.

We can stop and start your delivery as required.

H&H Podcasts

Listen to podcasts from Harlan Candy and Hayden Honeywill interviewing interesting people from Greater Hume.

Episode 1

H&H Podcasting with Harlan Candy interviewing Greater Hume Council's General Manager Steven Pinnuck who is retiring after over 2 decades of dedicated service and commitment to the communities of Greater Hume Council. 

Click here to listen to this podcast, .


Pic: Former General Manager Steven Pinnuck and Harlan Candy.

Episode 2

H&H Podcasting with Harlan Candy and Hayden Honeywill interviewing Dylan Hore, founder of Next Step Disability Support.

Click here to listen to this podcast, 


Pic: Hayden Honeywill, Dylan Hore and Harlan Candy.

Episode 3

H&H Podcasting with Harlan Candy and Hayden Honeywill interviewing Daniel Hore, Tim Fischer Project participant.

Click here to listen to this podcast, .


Pic: Harlan Candy, Daniel Hore and Hayden Honeywill. 

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