Tag Archives: Coffs Harbour

Oral History interview with Dorothy and Ken Briggs - 2001

Dorothy and Ken Briggs are members of Woolgoolga library. Dorothy talks about the purpose built library building and the involvement of Woolgoolga Art Group in the project.


Oral History interview with Carol Ruby - 1988-2015

Carol Ruby is one of the longest serving active volunteers at the library. Carol compares various libraries she has visited to Coffs Harbour Library.


Oral History interview with Margaret Hivon - 2008 -2015

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.


Interview with Lorraine Vass - 1977

Lorraine Vass was the first professional librarian appointed at Coffs Harbour Library.


Coffs Library inundated with water! - 1996

November 23, 1996 saw Coffs Harbour City Library inundated with a 40cm wall of water which ruined over 11,000 items and resulted in the library being closed for a week.


The Harry Bailey Memorial Library - 1973

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 Library opens for business! - 1964

Where it all began! Find out about how the Coffs Harbour Library was first established in 1964.