New opening hours for our libraries

Bellingen Shire libraries at Bellingen, Urunga and Dorrigo will be offering extended library opening hours during the weekdays, from Tuesday 2 April 2019. These changes will enable greater access for library members and visitors and greater consistency between library branches.

Bellingen and Urunga residents alike will enjoy earlier access to their libraries, with both libraries opening at the earlier time of 10am from Tuesdays to Fridays. This change is a response to requests from many library members to open earlier, particularly by people who shop early or drop their children at school. This change will align the Bellingen and Urunga Library opening time with Dorrigo Library.

Another significant change will be the opening of the Bellingen Branch throughout the former lunch break closure on Thursdays and Fridays. This will be welcomed by many Bellingen library users who have previously been required to leave the library to allow staff to have a mandatory lunch break. The Bellingen branch will therefore be open from 10am to 5.30pm from Tuesday to Friday.

Finally, Dorrigo Library hours also have a minor change; with the removal of the late 5.30pm closure on Friday and the opening of the library on Wednesday during the former lunch break closure.

The new opening hours for each library service will be available to view on the Clarence Regional Library website under the Bellingen Shire Libraries tab from 2 April onwards. They are summarised as follows:

Bellingen Library:

  • Closed Monday
  • Open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5.30pm
  • Open Saturday from 9.30am to 12 noon.

Dorrigo Library:

  • Closed Monday
  • Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 12 noon, then from 1pm to 5pm
  • Open Wednesday from 10am to 5pm
  • Open Saturday from 9.30am to 12 noon.

Urunga Library:

  • Closed on Monday
  • Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am to 5pm
  • Open Thursday and Friday from 10am to 12 noon, then from 1pm to 5pm