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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.

School Holiday activities

One Library, One Book KIDS

Summer Reading Club

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
  • Book in for Pageturners Book Club
  • Meet with Family History volunteers on Fridays 10am – 3pm at Orange

Newspapers and  group visits will not be available at this stage.

Orange, Cowra and Forbes Libraries will continue to open with restricted hours.

Please note social distancing & hygiene rules will apply including sign in.

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...

Happy New Year 2021

Wishing you a happy and safe New Year from all at Central West Libraries. See you in 2021!

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