COVID 19

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.

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COVID-19 – Public Library Services

Closed from Thursday, 19 March 2020

Tenterfield, Urbenville and Torrington libraries will be closed from 19 March 2020 until further notice resulting in the cancellation of all programs and meetings, however home delivery services will continue to operate as safety protocols are in place. Staff will be available during normal work hours, Monday to Friday via phone (02) 6736 6060 and email tenpublib@tenterfield.nsw.gov.au.


Additional services available.

Internet Access

Free Internet and computer access are available in the Tenterfield, Torrington and Urbenville Libraries when they are open. See each library’s’ details for opening times. Bookings are recommended.

  • Bookings are essential and children under 9 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Printing in black and white or colour are available at Council’s prescribed rates
  • Patrons should consult staff for free access to Wireless Hotspot
  • Patrons wishing to improve their computer skills may access the Computer Skills Network (link is external) link free of charge

Digitised Newspapers – Available through the Library Catalogue.

Tenterfield Star Newspapers 1875 to 1955 are available online for keyword searching.  Please contact staff.

Access to Photocopy, Fax, Scanning & Paper-Folding Machine

Available on request at Council’s prescribed fees and charges

Home Library Service

The Library offers a free weekly or fortnightly home delivery service on a medical recommendation to frail/aged persons living within the Tenterfield Township. Staff can deliver books, magazines, large print and audio books, DVDs and CDs. Please contact the Library for further information. Phone: 02 6736 6060 or email:  tenpublib@tenterfield.nsw.gov.au (link sends e-mail)

Tenterfield Family and Local history resources

The Library maintains the Tenterfield Family History Group’s collection of resources for public use.  The Tenterfield Family History Group holds meetings/workshops at 1.30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month and members of the public are welcome to attend.  The Group will also assist with research.

Find Legal Answers at Your Library

Tenterfield Library stocks the ‘Find Legal Answers Tool Kit’ as part of its reference collection, along with brochures and other information about the legal system.

This can also be accessed online through the ‘Find legal answers tool kit’ website (http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au/) which includes links to electronic versions of the brochures held in the library, information for HSC Legal Studies students, legal research and a legal advice guide.

Drug Info @ your library

Tenterfield Library stocks Drug Info @ Your Library resources including books and pamphlets.

Various information can also be found on the Drug info @ your library (http://www.druginfo.sl.nsw.gov.au/) website.