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Welcome to Central West Libraries

Central West Libraries is a regional library service with branches at Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange.

Children’s Programming has returned for 2021.  Find out more about Children’s Activities at Orange City Library.

2021 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards
Get your entries in: There is not long to go.

GET YOUR ENTIRES IN: There is not long to go.
It is time to get you entries in for the annual Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. Celebrating 30 years of creative writing in 2021!! Well known author Kim Kelly is judging the Short Stories. There is also a Contemporary Poetry and a section for Children to enter. Major cash prizes to be won. Email or post your entry – see entry form for full Terms and Conditions.

Entries Close Friday 23 April at 5.00pm.  Good Luck!


RBDigital – Changeover to Libby

As from 9 March 2021 RBDigital will no longer be available through Central West Libraries.  Current RBDigital users will be able to finish reading anything they have already borrowed, but will be unable to borrow new items.

We have a new platform ‘Libby’.  You will need to download the Libby App to your device. The Libby App is available FREE from Apple and Google Play

Libby app will allow you access to the same eAudio Books, ebooks and eMagazines as provided by RBDigital.

Click on this link to view FAQ’s click here

If you experience any difficulties please contact a member of our library team on 6393 8132 or via email library@cwl.nsw.gov.au


One Library, One Book





One Library, One Book KIDS


Currently at our libraries you can:

  • Borrow and return items
  • Use our PCs and access our WiFi
  • Sit in the Library to study, research and read
  • Use our photocopiers and printers
  • Book in for Storytime, 1,2, Books, Ten Minutes a Day and Music for Little Ears
  • Book in for Pageturners Book Club
  • Meet with Family History volunteers on Fridays 10am – 3pm at Orange


Please note COVID-19 social distancing & hygiene rules will apply, including sign in via the Service NSW app.

We will continue to monitor the situation and review restrictions to keep everyone safe as COVID-19 rules ease.

Keep an eye on this website and our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates and check our COVID-19 FAQ Page.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

The CWL team.

News and events

To keep up to date with the latest library news and events please follow Central West Libraries on the blogfacebook, instagram or check Eventbrite.com (click on events button) for event listings.


From the blog...

Meet Author Richard Anderson

You are invited to meet Richard Anderson author of Small Mercies and our One Library One Book community read when he visits the Central West. Told with enormous heart, Small Mercies is a tender love story. It is a story … Read more…

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