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The Library provides special information resources in partnership
with other organisations. These include:

ABS Publications

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has a wide selection of publications. These statistics cover a broad range of topics including vital (population), social, health, crime, environment, finance, labour force, prices and Census information. Many are now available on the ABS Web site.

Central West Libraries also provides access to ABS statistics which have been customised for the local area.

This link Local statistics,  will take you to the main page for Orange. If you want other areas in our region, chose the one you want from the drop down menu headed “Area” on this main page. Other areas include all the branch locations of Central West Libraries: Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra or Forbes.

Drug Information @ Your Local Library

drug info @ your library provides up-to-date information about alcohol and drugs on this website and through local public libraries in New South Wales.

Web resources and public library collections are selected and regularly updated by specialist staff at the State Library of New South Wales in consultation with experts in the field.

drug info @ your library (formerly known as di@yll) has been providing accessible drug information to communities through public libraries and the web since 2002. In response to community feedback in 2005 drug info now has a new look, new name, new collections and a new website.

Visit your local library to check out the new drug info @ your library

drug info @ your library is a joint initiative of NSW Health’s Community Drug Strategies Branch and the State Library of NSW.

Find Legal Answers – State Library New South Wales

As part of a statewide service providing free access to legal information
for the community the Library operates the Central West Find Legal Answers.

Each branch Library holds:

  • A Legal Toolkit – a collection of plain-English books which
    answer everyday legal questions
  • Copies of Hot Topics – a magazine style series on recent changes
    and current debates in the law

A more extensive collection of books on the law, Law Books for Libraries,
is located at Orange City Library. The legal resources available through
the State Library of New South Wales Find Legal Answers and the Internet further extend the collection