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Recollect Central West

A digital space to capture and share history, heritage and stories of Central West NSW



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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.

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.



Central West Libraries Update

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

Please note Molong Library will remain closed until repair work is completed after a damaging storm.

Molong borrowers please retain your items, or alternatively you can return or borrow items at any of our Central West Libraries.

Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra and Orange libraries continue to operate their normal opening hours.


Sydney Writers Festival: Live & Local 25 – 28 May at Orange 

One of Sydney’s most loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers Festival will live-stream headline events from Sydney to the Orange Regional Gallery Theatre, hosted by Orange City Library from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 May 10am – 5pm. There will be a break out area in the West Room.  Please book in for each session you wish to attend. here is the full program




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]