Welcome to Central West Libraries
More Services Available from 22 June!
It has been wonderful to see so many of our members back in our libraries since we re-opened on 1 June.
The good news is from 22 June we will be increasing the services available
Yes you can:
- Borrow and return items
- Use our PCs (30 minutes time limit) and access our WiFi
- Sit in the Library to study, research and read
- Use our photocopiers and printers
Newspapers, the Local Studies Room (Orange City Library) 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.
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.
You can also head over to the Australian Library & Information Association’s page and complete the Your Library: Tell us how you missed us survey. This will be used to show government how important libraries are for Australia
We look forward to seeing you soon.
The CWL team.
News and events
COVID-19 Special online offerings
Introducing beamafilm, an independent movie streaming site known for its collection of signature Australian documentaries and independent feature films from around the world. All available with your Central West Libraries card. Sit back, relax and enjoy!
Check out the COVID-19 Specials page for extra titles in e format for children and adults. Thanks to TumbleBooks who are offering free access to their content during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Follow the links below and use the Username and password provided. We thank them for their generosity of spirit. We’d love to know if you enjoy them! Send us a message
Announcing our newest eBook platform, indyreads™!
indyreads provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format. With over 10,000 titles there is sure to be something you’ll enjoy! Learn more
Storytime sessions in the Library are back in Term 3! Enjoy Ten Minutes a Day, 1, 2 BOOKS!, Storytime and Music for Little Ears at Orange City Library!
Bookings are essential and Covid-19 health precautions apply.
Our online Storytime at Home sessions with Fiona are still available.
You can also enjoy the many videos available at StoryBox Library
2020 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards
Congratulations to all the entrants in the 2020 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. We are pleased to announce the winners:
Short Story: Literally the worst by Jaclyn Riley-Smith of Margate, TAS – formerly of Orange.
Contemporary Poetry: Aurora Australis by Joanne Mills, Darlington, WA.
ABC Central West Radio Children’s Writing Awards
1st The Crow by Maxyn Dorz, Korora, NSW
2nd Decimation by Sebastian Merrell, Orange, NSW
3rd Alone Together by Jessica Grabham, Marrickville, NSW
From the blog...
Online Author Talk with James Bradley
James Bradley is the author of four novels – Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, and a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus. His books have won or been shortlisted for a number of major Australian and international literary … Read more…