Carol Ruby is one of the longest serving active volunteers at the library. Carol compares various libraries she has visited to Coffs Harbour Library.
Lorraine Vass was the first professional librarian appointed at Coffs Harbour Library.
Trish White is one of our long standing library members whose love of books and libraries is well known.
Once the bookmobile service was withdrawn, it was time to start thinking about a new library in Woolgoolga….a very small one!
A new larger purpose-built library opens in Castle Street in 1973 and is named after the late Shire President who was instrumental in establishing the library service in Coffs Harbour.
After 22 years of service, Janet Merriman retired as the Deputy Librarian. Janet shares her memories of Coffs Harbour Library separating from Clarence Regional Library Service and other events.
Where it all began! Find out about how the Coffs Harbour Library was first established in 1964.
Woolgoolga’s first public library opened in River Street in 1965. It shared the ‘Shop 40’ building with the local barber!
Coffs Harbour Library’s journey to join the information super-highway began in 1996 with coin-operated internet access!
Looks back at the children’s activities held in the courtyard of the Harry Bailey Memorial Library in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Mayor John Smith opened a new legal information service at Coffs Harbour City Library on 16 August 1993.