Council has implemented strict protocols to ensure we comply with directions issued by government in relation to managing the COVID 19 risk. These protocols apply to our staff, our customers and visitors to our premises, and councillors alike. Some non-essential services have ceased altogether, others are still in operation but due to social distancing have added levels of complexity. Please be understanding that we will do our best to maintain services and help in what are unique and challenging circumstances.
Tenterfield Library will be opened for 2 x 2 hour sessions per day for members to renew/exchange books or access the public computers. This allows staff to clean equipment, etc to ensure the safety of all.
Times are 10.00 am to 12 noon and 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm – Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 11.30am on Saturday. It is essential that you contact Library staff on 6736 6060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book computer time. High risk residents wishing to use the Library can do so between 9.00 am – 10.00 am, Monday to Friday by appointment only.
Urbenville Library will reopen on Wednesday 3 June and Torrington Library will reopen Friday 5 June 2020.
Membership, loans and renewals, reservations and Inter-library loans
Membership is free to permanent residents of Tenterfield and surrounding Shires. Proof of identify and current address (eg Driver’s Licence) is required and persons under 18 need their application to be signed by a parent or guardian.
Parents should note that the Library is not responsible for children left unattended.
Loans & Renewal
Overdue items attract a fine of 15 cents per item per day. (Or as prescribed in Council fees and charges)
Reservations of items for loan are free of charge and may be made in the Library or via the online catalogue. Borrowers will be notified when the items become available for collection. Items will be held for 7 days following borrower notification.
Items which are not held by the Tenterfield Library can be requested from other libraries. One-way postage will apply, plus any fee charged by the lending library.