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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.

2023 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards

Enter the nationwide annual Banjo Paterson Writing Awards with $2,000 prize money for the Short Story and Contemporary Poetry sections, plus cash prizes for the ABC Radio Children’s Writing section for 16 years and under. Click here for Entry Forms or visit your local library. And if you need some inspiration, view previous winners on www.centralwest.recollect.net.au Entries close Friday 5 May. The awards are supported by The Central Western Daily newspaper and ABC Radio Central West. Good Luck!

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...

Library Easter Break

Our Libraries – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra and Orange will be closed for the Easter Break ~ Good Friday 7 April to Easter Monday 10 April. Please ensure you borrow all your reading, watching and listening materials to enjoy … Read more…

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