Library Services

Lithgow, Portland & Wallerawang Libraries have increased visitation & duration of the visits and services available in line with NSW Health guidelines.

Lithgow Library has slightly increased visitation to 20 persons at any one time to enjoy 1 hour of access to PCs or to simply browse the collection and enjoy selecting from our many new titles. Our JP Service will be available by appointment on Tuesday’s within library opening hours.

Portland & Wallerawang Libraries visitation is 10 persons at any one time and 1 hour of access to PCs or browse the collection and enjoy the new titles available.

The health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. We are asking for your support to fully comply with the NSW Health guidelines to protect everyone who visits our library service by:

  • using the hand sanitiser available at the library entrance
  • entering and exiting the library with respect for others
  • maintaining a 1.5 meter distance between yourself and others while queuing at the desk or browsing the aisles
  • minimizing risk by visiting the library by yourself
  • planning ahead eg searching the online library catalogue to check the availability of your items
  • staying at home if you are not feeling well.

 

Lithgow, Wallerawang & Portland libraries will continue to be closed on Saturday mornings until further Covid 19 relaxations are announced. 

Our library team is available for assistance and to meet your information request which can be emailed to Lithgow.library@lithgow.nsw.gov.au or phone the library on 6352 9100

 

CONTACT:
Sharon Tollard
Library Coordinator                                                                                             
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Looking to Retrain, Upskill, or Learn Something New? Ask About Lynda.com at Your Local Library!

Lithgow Library Learning Centre is excited to be able to provide its members with free access to lynda.com – our new online learning platform that provides our community with the flexibility of an online learning environment.

Lynda.com is an online educational platform offering video courses from industry experts on topics including web design, software development, photography, business skills, project management, 3D and animation, graphic design, music and video editing and more.

Lithgow City Council Library members have free and unlimited access to the entire Lynda.com library. Sign in at home or at one of our libraries with your library card number and pin for instant access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials.

To access lynda.com follow the links on the library webpage at www.library.lithgow.com and discover our e-Library.

You will need to be a current member of the library to use this free resource.  For more information on lynda.com contact the library on 63529100.

 

Library Opening Hours Extended

Lithgow City Council is pleased to announce that in line with the relaxation of Covid 19 restrictions, the opening hours of Portland and Wallerawang Branch Libraries will be increased from Tuesday 23 June 2020.

From Tuesday 23 June 2020 Portland and Wallerawang branch libraries will be open each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am to 1:00pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:00pm and each Friday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

The branch libraries will not be open on Saturday mornings until further Covid 19 relaxations are announced. 

The health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. We are asking for your support to fully comply with the NSW Health guidelines to protect everyone who visits our library service by:

  • using the hand sanitiser available at the library entrance
  • entering and exiting the library with respect for others
  • maintaining a 1.5 metre distance between yourself and others while queuing at the desk or browsing the aisles
  • minimising risk by visiting the library by yourself
  • planning ahead eg searching the online library catalogue to check the availability of your items
  • staying at home if you are not feeling well.
  • recording your details at the entry point

Our library team is available for assistance and to meet your information request which can be emailed to Lithgow.library@lithgow.nsw.gov.au or phone the library on 6352 9100

 

 

Library Services Update

Lithgow Library Learning Centre is pleased to announce the partial re-opening of its services from Monday 1 June in line with the NSW Government’s relaxation of social gathering regulations.

Lithgow Library will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00pm and from 2:00 – 5:00pm Monday to Friday with restricted services available in relation to:

  • Lending services.
  • PC usage – time limits apply
  • Copy services – no cash or change will be available
  • Local Studies services and children’s literacy programs will not be available
  • Toilets will be closed

The number of people allowed entry at any one time will be restricted.

Portland & Wallerawang Libraries will be open each Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm with similar restrictions in place.

All libraries will be closed each Saturday.

The health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. We are asking for your support to fully comply with the NSW Health guidelines to protect everyone who visits our library service by:

  • using the hand sanitizer available at the library entrance
  • entering and exiting the library with respect for others
  • maintaining a 1.5 meter distance between yourself and others while queuing at the desk or browsing the shelves
  • minimizing risk by visiting the library by yourself wherever possible
  • planning ahead and searching the online library catalogue to check the availability of your items
  • staying at home if you don’t feel well at home
  • recording your details at the entry point

Lithgow City Council hopes that the range of services available at the library will increase as NSW Government restrictions ease.

Our library team is available for assistance and to meet your information request which can be emailed to Lithgow.library@lithgow.nsw.gov.au or phone the library on 6352 9100

Library Services Update

Lithgow Library Learning Centre has been actively working to support the community through the Covid-19 service closure. The Library Team has improved access to library resources, and overall long-term service delivery.

The community can now join online and use their on-line membership number to access the e-resources immediately. This means enjoying our; free streaming service Beamafilm, ebook platform RBdigital, providing ebooks, eaudios, emagazines & it’s even a great time to learn a new language with Transparent Language.

Our story time is now available online every Wednesday through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LithgowLibraryandMuseum

Books & Bites – Book Club has moved to its new online format to learn more about this head to the library’s web page https://library.lithgow.com/online-book-club/

For our history buffs our library team is actively working on multiple local studies projects including cataloguing hundreds of Lithgow Mercury Library photographs, which can be view through our library’s online catalogue.

Although our doors are temporality closed, our library team is still available for assistance and your information request which can be emailed to Lithgow.library@lithgow.nsw.gov.au or phone the library on 6352 9100

 

Books & Bites Moves Online

Lithgow Library Learning Centre has moved the “Books & Bites Book Club” to a new virtual format using the Zoom App to connect and engage with Books & Bites Book Club members.

Book Club meetings will be held monthly on the last Wednesday of the month at 3.30 pm. Our first book for discussion is; “The Cottage at Rosella Cove, by Sandie Docker”. The Title is available through RBdigital in both e-book & eAudios formats.

For more information and to join in on the fun go to library.lithgow.com/online-book-club/ and we will see you on the 27 May 2020 at 3.30pm.

Covid 19 Response

Lithgow City Council’s priority is the health of our staff, and the health of our community, and we are focused on continuing to safely deliver essential services to the community.

Council takes advice on all public health matters from the State and Federal health departments and will update its response should the situation further evolve.

Council will implement the actions listed below effective from cob 17 March 2020.

  • Customer Service: the community is requested to contact Council by email or telephone. In person service at the Lithgow Customer Service Centre will be limited to urgent / essential enquiries from Wednesday 18 March 2020 for a four week period.
  • The following services will be closed for visitation from Wednesday 18 March 2020 for a four week period:
    • All libraries
    • JM Robson Aquatic Centre
    • Eskbank House Museum
    • Lithgow Visitor Information Centre.
  • The Lithgow Mobile Bushfire Recovery Service at Lithgow Library on Thursday afternoons has been cancelled. Council related bushfire recovery queries can be directed to Customer Service. A decision on future mobile recovery services will be made after a four week period.
  • Lithglow 2020 has been cancelled.
  • Essential services will continue to be maintained including:
    • Urgent road maintenance
    • Water & sewer services
    • Domestic Waste collection and Lithgow Waste Management Facility
    • Dealing with dangerous dogs.
  • Cleaning services – Council will program Exeloos to clean more often.
  • Customers who are meeting Council staff in person are requested to advise staff if they have been overseas, been in contact with anyone with cold / flu symptoms, had cold/flu symptoms themselves or been in contact with anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.
  • Information on Council’s response to COVID-19 will be kept up-to-date on Council’s website.

Listen Up!! at Lithgow Library Learning Centre

Have you heard a good book recently?

For the month of March, your local Library will be showcasing its extensive collection of audio (talking) books.

Did you know that Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang libraries not only have audio books on CD, but also an exciting e-audio platform – RBdigital? Come into your local library and learn how to sign up.

Audio books are fantastic when you are travelling, doing craft or gardening. Listen to a story while you work or just relax and enjoy.

Catch up on all those stories you don’t have time to read!!

 

CONTACT:

Sharon Tollard
Library Coordinator                                                                                              
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Art Exhibitions at Lithgow Library during March

Lithgow Library will be hosting inspiring art works by both Roderick Heath & Prue Mogg during March.

Roderick Heath is a local writer and artist who looks for a subject that’s both technically challenging and has a strong human focus. Sketch Art by Roderick Heath, on display during March is inspired by the works of noted photographers and will form a stunning backdrop to the Library’s service desk.

Prue Mogg is a practising artist who likes to explore different techniques and media and to express herself through painting. She has completed a Diploma of Fine Arts, has had several solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions. ‘Encountering the Wild’ by Prue Mogg – is a follow-up from an exhibition held at Everglades National Trust in February 2019. Prue aims to capture the feeling of encountering wildlife in their natural environment – making some kind of gentle but awesome connection.

“It is always a pleasure to visit the Library and see the ever changing exhibitions and displays,” said Mayor Ray Thompson. “It is also great that the Library can provide opportunities for artists to display their work”.

The artworks will be on display at the Lithgow Library during opening hours throughout March.  For more information contact the Library on 63529100.

 

Author Talk by Anne Hutchison at Lithgow Library

Anne Hutchison’s first book –The Gift of Adoption shares a powerful journey through parenthood, the challenges and triumphs of raising adopted foreign children, and the remarkable lessons that truly unveil the beating heart of a loving family.

Anne Hutchison is a retired science teacher who started her professional life as a medical scientist working at hospitals in Sydney’s northern suburbs. In her late twenties, she went back to University to follow a passionate calling to become a teacher. She taught Science in the western suburbs of Sydney before taking up a position at a large independent school where she taught for thirty years.

The Gift of Adoption tells her story with fresh light into the adopting and parenting process, hoping to guide others along in their own dreams of raising children in need. Anne and Alan’s adoption experience was everything they hoped for, but the journey was rarely what they expected. Travel along with them to discover how they leaned on their strength and care for each other to build enduring bonds of love and trust with their children, overcoming tremendous odds to form a family that ultimately belonged together.

 

The author talk will take place at Lithgow Library Learning Centre, 157 Main Street Lithgow on Friday 13 March 2020. Join Anne for a discussion and morning tea at 10.45am. No bookings are required for this free event. For more information contact the Library on 63529100.

 

CONTACT:
Sharon Tollard
Library Coordinator                                                                                             
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364