Libraries are more than just books – we’re busy, vibrant community hubs where people come together for informal learning and cultural enrichment.
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 Council’s central library is renamed The Harry Bailey Memorial Library in remembrance of long serving Councillor W. H. Bailey who died in 1965.
Coffs Harbour City Library marked 10 years of regular weekly storytime in 2008.
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.
Coffs Harbour Library’s journey to join the information super-highway began in 1996 with coin-operated internet access!
Coffs Harbour librarians explain how student teachers can benefit from public libraries.
Jan Arnett is one of our regular library members who can frequently be seen at the library researching family and local history.
As more and more government and business services have moved online there has been a growing demand for the skills of Librarians to help those separated by this digital divide.
The Library Act 1939 was landmark legislation which resulted in the development of free public libraries throughout NSW
Want to know what books stand the test of time? Check out Coffs Harbour Library’s ten most borrowed titles.