Is the library open?

Yes! We are open to the public with COVID-19 restrictions in place.

  • Compulsory wearing of masks is required
  • Registering your visit is compulsory – either by visiting the service desk or scanning the COVID-Safe QR code upon entry.
  • Visitor numbers are restricted.
  • Social distancing measures are enforced. 
  • All visitors will be required to hand sanitise on entry and exit.

What are the restrictions on visitor numbers & opening hours?

Maximum visitor numbers are:

Grafton Library (100 people)   Mon to Fri 10am – 5.30pm ; Sat 9.30am-12 noon.
Maclean Library (15 people) Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 5.00pm ; Sat 9.30am-12 noon
Yamba Library (20 people) Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 5.00pm ; Sat 9.30-12noon
Iluka Library  (9 people) Wed, Thu, Fri 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Bellingen Library (20 people) Tue to Fri 10am – 5:30pm ; Sat 9:30am – 12noon
Dorrigo Library (8 people) Tue to Fri 10am – 12noon and 1pm – 5pm ; Sat 9:30am – 12noon
Urunga Library (10 people) Tue to Wed 10am – 5pm ; Thu to Fri 10am – 12noon and 1pm – 5pm ; Sat 9:30am – 12noon

This is the maximum we can accommodate and still maintain safe physical distancing. If the library is at maximum capacity, you may be asked to wait until a person has left.

Other ways to borrow

You can reserve items on our website or library app. When you are notified, collect your items from the reservations shelf at your local library during operating hours.

Your library card gives you access to our eLibrary with over 7000 eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines ready to download now, for free, on your smartphone, tablet or PC. 

Can I return my library books?

Yes, we encourage members to return items using the returns chutes available at all libraries. Returned items will be quarantined for 24 hours.

Please note: items may not be removed from your library account during this quarantined period.

Good News:

we will no longer be charging late fees for overdue items.

Is access to public computers available?

Yes, libraries are providing limited access to public computers during the reduced operating hours. Please call your library, as bookings are essential.

  • Grafton, Iluka, Maclean & Yamba libraries – maximum of 45 minutes per person per day applies.
  • Bellingen, Dorrigo & Urunga libraries – maximum of 1 hour per person per day applies.

All computer workstations are wiped down and cleaned in between bookings. 

WiFi access is available at all libraries.