The Library offers a wide range of services for both members and visitors including:
Free Internet and Wi-Fi
Library visitors can use the internet for free on one of the Library’s public access computers, or access the library WiFi. Just ask at the front desk to be booked onto a computer, or to receive a code for the WiFi. WiFi codes last for 2 hours or 200MB.
Free Public Access computers
There are public access computers available for use at the Library. No fee applies to the use of these computers, however any printing or scanning does attract a fee. Bookings are recommended to ensure a computer is available when needed. Just ask at the front desk to receive the PIN number.
Photocopying and Printing/Laminating
Staff at the Gunnedah Shire Library can photocopy items up to A3 size in colour or black and white for a fee. If you need anything enlarged, just ask. They can also print up to A3 in colour or black and white for a fee. You can also have pages laminated, A4 or A3, for a fee.
Scanning to email and USB
The Gunnedah Shire Library can scan documents, photographs or identification and save to a USB or send to your email. A fee applies to this service.
Justice of the Peace
There is a Justice of the Peace available at the Library, Monday to Friday, to witness signatures or certify documents.
Microfiche reader and Namoi Valley Independent (editions 1910-2020)
Gunnedah Shire Library holds microfiche records for Namoi Valley Independent (Advertiser) from 1894 through to 2012, and physical copies through to current. These are available for use by the general public. There are also registers, records and other research material available on microfiche.
Foreign Language Bulk Loan Service
Thanks to the State Library of New South Wales, library members are able to access titles in a range of languages other than English. Items can range from adult fiction, junior fiction and picture books through to non-fiction and DVD’s, depending on the language. To access this service, call at the library and fill in a request slip.
Inter-Library Loan Service
Through a network of libraries in New South Wales, the Gunnedah Shire Library is able to access the collections of other libraries through the Inter-Library Loan service. This means that titles not owned by the Gunnedah library are available for their members. A small fee may be charged by the lending library to cover postage costs.
The library offers a Housebound service, free of charge, to it’s members who are confined to their homes and unable to access library materials. They can borrow regular and large print fiction books, non-fiction books, talking books, magazines and CD and DVD’s. The library staff will choose material according to the taste of the borrower which will be delivered every second Wednesday. No more than 20 items can be borrowed per delivery. For more information or to join, contact the library on 6740 2190.
The library also offers a Shopbound service, free of charge, for members who are not able to come to the library due to work commitments, especially small businesses. Members can sign-up and fill in a quick form about their reading preferences, and can borrow from any part of the library collection. Items are delivered to their shopfront every second Wednesday and previous items collected. For more information or to join, contact the library on 6740 2190.
Library staff will visit community groups to speak about programmes and services available at the library.
Programmes such as brain training, toddler time, toddler/storytime to other locations such as schools, daycare centres, etc.
Housebound deliveries can be made to other villages within council area, e.g. Curlewis, Carroll.
The library holds a collection of large format picture books for classroom use, which can borrowed by schools, childcare centres, etc.
The library welcomes suggestions of new material to add to the library collection. Ask at the front desk for a purchase suggestion slip.
The library will host displays set up by community groups or organisations. Notice boards and a glass cabinet are available for such displays.