Welcome to Central West Libraries
Our Libraries at Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange are welcoming spaces for everyone.
Masks are no longer required in the library; we support your personal choice to wear, or not wear a mask. Hand sanitiser is available in our libraries.
Thank you for your kindness, patience and understanding during this challenging time for everyone in the community as we adapt to changes. Your support is much appreciated by the Library team.
Please enjoy all our online activities – Story Box Library, author talks, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines through Borrowbox, Indyreads and Libby, and stream movies: Kanopy Kids, Kanopy and Beamafilm. Access these services on your own device anywhere anytime using your CWL Membership Card. If you need assistance with your membership, please call us on 6393 8132. Thank you.
2022 Banjo Paterson Writing Award Winners
Winners of the 2022 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards were announced at the 6th annual Orange Readers and Writers Festival on Saturday held at the Hotel Canobolas. Congratulations to all the winners!!
Short Story: John Scholz, SA, Steeple
Contemporary Poetry: David Judge, VIC, I am who they have been
1st Place – Nemi De Silva, QLD, Blood Ties
2nd Place – Ebony Inman, Mullion Creek, Runaway
3rd Place – Ava Reckerman, VIC, Rosellas
Recollect Central West
A digital space to capture and share history, heritage and stories of Central West NSW.
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 [email protected]
From the blog...
World of Fantasy at Orange City Library
Fraser, Hannah and Hattie discovered a fantasy world full of activities through the “Hobbit Door” at Orange City Library these school holidays. We are celebrating 130 years of JRR Tolkien and are inviting children to try our Eye Spy Test, … Read more…