Weekly Activities and Services GUNDAGAI
Children and Youth Services
You will find that there is something on every Thursday at 10.00am for young children between the ages of 0 -5 years during the school term. Storytime alternates with Music Fun every week for a varied and fun program. For more information contact the Library.
Large print books and talking books are available as well as home delivery for housebound borrowers.
This is a service that has been welcomed by avid readers that cannot make the trip to the library.
Unfortunately this service is currently only available in the town area. Anyone who think this service maybe a benefit to them should contact the Library.
Local Papers on microfilm and some in hardcopy, the Gundagai area heritage study, local research material, monumental index and more are available to help you whether you are researching your family history or just curious about Gundagai’s history.
For more Indexes or to search our indexes online go to the NSW State Records website
More death listings from Newspapers can be found at the Ryerson Index . Gundagai library is currently a participant in adding and updating this valuable resource.
If you are interested in Gundagai history the Gundagai District History Group meets every last Friday morning at 10.00am at the library to discuss and work on various projects (including indexing for the Ryerson Index, and researching historical queries).
Library Web Services
Gundagai Library now offers these great on line services for its members.
Webopac is the Riverina Regional Libraries catalogue service where you can search the whole area for your book and then reserve and have it delivered to your local branch.
Click Here For the Libraries WEBOPAC Catalogue
On Line Databases are available to all Gundagai Library members through the RRL Website. These databases range from Medical to Encyclopedias to Newspapers and Standards papers. They are a great resource that is provided at your fingertips as most of them can be accessed from your own home. Ancestry.com is one that is available exclusively from the library and you can access it with the database computer in the Family History room.
Click Here For Info Online Database Access
Reference material and Non Fiction arranged by Dewey System
- Adult Fiction arranged by author
- Youth and Junior Fiction
- Picture books
- Music CD’s
- Talking books, CD or tape
Our Collection includes:
More Information on our Collection-
ADULT FICTION arranged alphabetically by author. New titles added regularly. You are welcome to suggest titles for purchase.
LARGE PRINT arranged alphabetically by author. Even if you don’t need the larger print, it is quite relaxing to be able to see the words so easily, so if you nod off after a couple of pages in ordinary print, you may find larger print much easier to manage.
ROMANCE AND WESTERN still popular and much read, they are in a special section so you can access them easily. Look for the face out shelves in each bay, that is where the new arrivals and popular books are displayed.
CHILDREN’S SERVICES are organized in a special area at the rear of the library. Soft seating and small sized table and chairs easily moved to suit. For special Story Times, see Mirrabooka leaflets. If you would like to have a story time session in the library, please contact the librarian.
PICTURE BOOKS for young readers are in special shelving which allows small people to easily find their favourites. They are not arranged by author, but face out so the titles are easily seen.
JUNIOR FICTION soft cover on rotating stand, hard backs on low shelving, updated often, again request for purchase welcome.
YOUTH FICTION in its own area, soft cover, hard back and multi-media all together for easy browsing.
MULTI MEDIA COLLECTION libraries now hold collections of talking books, video, DVD’s, music and computer CD’s. Our range is designed to not compete with the local video store, but to offer material not widely available.
REFERENCE MATERIAL we hold a wide selection of non-fiction material, arranged by the Dewey decimal system. If you are looking for information, the latest cookery book, hobby material or travels tales, browse our well stocked shelves. Suggestions for purchase welcome.
REFERENCE NOT FOR LOAN looking for facts and figures? The internet has not yet quite replaced the reference books. You can spend productive time near our picture window searching for the elusive information contained in our collection.
INTER-LIBRARY LOANS if we don’t hold the book you need, our membership of the Riverina Library Service makes it easy to borrow from the other twelve branches. If you can’t collect the material in person, it will be sent on inter-branch loan when available. These loans are only for two weeks, so they are not out of their library home for too long.
RETURNS loans are for a four week period for books, one week for multi-media. You may have one extension for books by ringing the library when it is due. There is an after hours book chute outside the building which you can access by a book barcode on your borrower card. Instructions are in the window above the chute. You may return books borrowed from other Riverina Libraries here as well, but try not to leave this until they are overdue, as this upsets the system.
LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY your library holds an ever growing collection of local and family history. There is a special room so that you can work quietly without distraction. If you hold any material that you would like to share, family trees or books written on the local area, we would be happy to accept them for the collection and take good care of them.
The library is often asked if donations are acceptable. We do accept material in good condition with the proviso that if we can’ use it, it will be put into a book sale.