Tag Archives: Library Collections

Learning English as a second language - 2005

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.


The Digital divide and the library’s efforts to close the gap - 2012

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.


Coffs Harbour’s most wanted! - 2014

Want to know what books stand the test of time? Check out Coffs Harbour Library’s ten most borrowed titles.


Interview with Lorraine Vass - 1977

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


Reopening of Woolgoolga Library in the Mud Brick Building - 1987

Once the bookmobile service was withdrawn, it was time to start thinking about a new library in Woolgoolga….a very small one!


Electronic resources then and now - 1985

The library’s first public access computer was purchased in 1985 – this story looks back at the early CD-ROM resources and reflects on the developments in electronic reference resources since then.


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.


Legal information now on offer! - 1993

Mayor John Smith opened a new legal information service at Coffs Harbour City Library on 16 August 1993.


How public libraries can help students - 2011

Coffs Harbour librarians explain how student teachers can benefit from public libraries.


Interview with Lorraine Gardiner - 1975

Lorraine Gardiner is a former staff member who first started working at a small branch at Sawtell Library in 1975 before moving to the Coffs Harbour branch in 1979.


Interview with Jan Arnett - Retrospective

Jan Arnett is one of our regular library members who can frequently be seen at the library researching family and local history.


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.