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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.

Blayney, Cabonne, Orange COVID-19 Lockdown Lifted

The stay-at-home orders for Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council, and Cabonne Shire Council areas were lifted on Wednesday 28 July. As a result Libraries in Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange are open to the community.

Current NSW Public Health Orders apply, so please remember when visiting the Library to sign-in, wear a mask, socially distance 1.5 metres, use the hand sanitiser provided and please get tested if you have COVID-like symptoms and stay home if unwell.

Thank you for your kindness, patience and understanding during this difficult time for everyone in the community. Your support is much appreciated by the Library team.

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

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.


***Please note the current NSW Health Regulations (dated 14 July) have impacted on our event. We have postponed the Festival and a new date will be announced soon. ***


The CWL app is live!

Download the new Central West Libraries app to streamline your library experience.

Available on your phone or tablet, the app brings the library to you!

Download now by searching for Central West Libraries in your app provider, or visit one of our branches, call on 6393 8132 or email us at library@cwl.nsw.gov.au


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...

Library Programs are Back

With news that the lockdown for Blayney, Cabonne and Orange Local Government Areas will be lifted, most CWL programs will resume from tomorrow – Wednesday 28 July. Bookings are now open for Storytime, 1,2 Books and Ten Minutes a Day … Read more…

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