Tag Archives: State Library of NSW

National Simultaneous Storytime - 2001

Coffs Harbour Library becomes involved in the annual campaign to promote the value of reading and literacy for young children throughout Australia.


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.


Library Act 1939 - 1963

The Library Act 1939 was landmark legislation which resulted in the development of free public libraries throughout NSW


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.


Legal information now on offer! - 1993

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


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.