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Naracoorte Public Library

Naracoorte Public Library

165 Smith Street, Naracoorte SA 5271
Phone: (08) 8762 2338
Fax: (08) 8762 4209

 Services Available

  * books & eBooks      * magazines & eMagazines     * DVD’S & CD’s      * Audio books & eAudiobooks
  * Large print books    * Newspapers     * Public access computers    * Scanning & printing facility
  * Photocopying, including colour     * Local History collection    * Broadband for seniors    * Free internet & wifi access

 

Click here to view the online library catalogue.

 

Library Room Booking form is available here: Library Booking Form(167 kb)

 

Library Cards

 To join the Library bring identification of your name and address. Membership is also available for temporary borrowers with a $30.00 fee refundable on return of items. Your Library card allows you to borrow items in the Library, go online and reserve items and access other online resources. eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines

 Loan Period

DVDs magazines and compact discs may be borrowed for two weeks. All other items have a four week loan period which may be extended once. When the Library is closed items may be returned through the return chute, located on the left hand side of the building.

 Interlibrary Loans

 If the Naracoorte Library, or any of the participating libraries in the network, does not have the books that you require then they can be ordered through the statewide network, PLAIN. The State Library is also used for reference queries and newspaper articles etc.

 Computers

 Internet access is free and available to the public to be booked on four computer terminals. Any persons under 18 years require signed consent by parent/guardian. Seniors may use the two Broadband for Seniors computers. Training is offered by volunteers and online tutorials.

Photocopying

 The Library has a photocopier for public use at reasonable prices, including the option of colour prints. Scanning of documents to a USB is also a great feature.

 Births, Deaths and Marriages Registrars

 These are available on microfiche for researching family history in the Robe District (which includes the Naracoorte and Lucindale ares). MICROFICHE READER IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.

  • Births 1875 -1923 plus indexes only to 1950.
  • Deaths 1875 - 1969 plus indexes only to 1973.
  • Marriages 1856 – 1939 plus indexes only to 1973.

 Naracoorte Herald

 The Naracoorte Herald is available on microfilm from December 1875 - 1946 and 1948 - 2000. Hard copies are available onsite from 1999 onwards. MICROFILM READER IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.

 Book Sales

 Periodically items will be available to purchase at reasonable prices.

 School Holiday Activities and other Events

 A storytelling and craft session is usually held twice during the school holidays.  The same theme will be conducted during the two sessions.  Recommended for children 5-9 years.  Please book. 

Story telling and rhymes for 0-5 years olds is held on Wednesday at 2.00pm during school terms.

Other library events are held during the year.  You can keep up to date with activities at the library via the quarterly newsletter or on the event calendar.  

 A Brief History

The Naracoorte Public Library was opened on the 20th October 1978 with a small stock of 8,500 items. The Library was also the Tourist Office from 1978 until its move to "The Sheep's Back Museum" in 1986.

 1990 saw the implementation of PLAIN (Public Libraries Automated Information Network) which increased borrowing of items from other libraries within the state.

December 1993 saw the link up with Millicent Public Library's computerised circulation system. By 1999 the Robe Public Library, Bordertown Public Library and the Penola School Community Library had joined the network. The Library's catalogue then became available via the Internet. The Library extended its opening hours in 1994 to open Mondays.

 

 

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00AM - 05:30PM
Tuesday 09:00AM - 05:30PM
Wednesday 09:00AM - 05:30PM
Thursday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
Friday 09:00AM - 05:30PM
Saturday 08:30AM - 12:00PM
Sunday Closed

The library is closed on Public Holidays