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.
Coffs Harbour City Library launched its book club service in 2009 to promote and support a reading culture in the local community.
Coffs Harbour Library’s services and resources are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. English Language learning resources are provided to serve an increasingly diverse community of users.
Margaret Hivon, Coordinator of the Wrap for love program in Coffs Harbour, talks about the library’s involvement in the program and its effect within the community.
Jan Arnett is one of our regular library members who can frequently be seen at the library researching family and local history.
Want to know what books stand the test of time? Check out Coffs Harbour Library’s ten most borrowed titles.
1978 saw the introduction of the Home Library Service, a service that brings the library to those in the community who are housebound.
The library regularly conducts outreach storytime sessions to support local festivals and family activities in the City Centre.
Coffs Harbour librarians explain how student teachers can benefit from public libraries.
A novel adaption of an R-rated film was found in the hands of a 14 year old boy sparking calls for censorship in libraries.
Coffs Harbour Library was searching for a new location following the expiration of its lease in Castle Street – was the National Mutual Building a good option?