Kyogle Library FAQ

The following information is provided in regards to the Richmond Upper Clarence Regional Library – Kyogle local government area.

About the Library

Kyogle library is a branch library of the Richmond-Upper Clarence Regional library service, based in Casino. The regional library and branch libraries are financed by Kyogle Council and Richmond Valley Council, together with State Government subsidies. The Region covers an area of 9824 square kilometres, and we have a bookstock of over 57,000 items.

Kyogle library is open –

  • Monday 2.00 – 5.30pm
  • Tuesday through Friday 10.00 – 5.30pm
  • Saturday 9.00 – 12.00pm

Contact

Kyogle library is located across from the Kyolge Council building in Stratheden Street, Kyogle.

The library’s postal address is RUCRL – Kyogle Library. PO Box 11. KYOGLE. NSW 2474

Ph 6632 1134 or Fax 6632 2242

How to become a member

Membership of the library is open to all permanent residents of the region, free of charge. You simply have to complete an application from at the library, and provide official identification and proof of permanent residence. The library encourages children of all ages to become members, based upon parents/guardians discretion and permission. A parent/guardian is required to sign on behalf of new members under 16 years of age.

Childrens Services

Childrens Services

Bookworms, the library’s storytime program for pre-school aged children.

Who: 3 – 5 year olds

Where: Kyogle Library children’s area

When: Fortnightly – Tuesday or Thursdays

Time: Starting from 10.30am with 30 – 45 minute duration

Cost: FREE!!!!

Bookings: Essential!!! (Max. of 12 Bookworms/group)

Contact: Kyogle Library staff for details and bookings ph 6632 1134.

School Holiday Activities

School Holidays Activities

School Holidays Activities, the library’s program for primary school aged children.

Who: 5 – 12 year olds

Where: Kyogle Library – children’s area

When: As advertised for school holidays -check the Kyogle Council Newsletter

Time: 10.30 – 11.30am

Cost: FREE!

Bookings: Essential!!!! (Max. of 12 kids/group)

Contact: Kyogle library staff for details and bookings ph 6632 1134.

Youth Services

Pizza & Pages

Pizza & Pages, is part of the library’s Youth Services initiative for young adults in high school.

Who: Young adults or YA’s, 12 – 17 year olds

Where: Kyogle Library – young adult area

When: As advertised, usually in the fortnight before school holidays.

Time: After school, 4.30 – 5.30pm

Includes: Yummy pizza, local guest speakers, plus heaps more fun…

Cost: FREE!

Bookings: Invitations by request, RSVP’s ESSENTIAL!!!! (Max. of 12 places)

Contact: Kyogle library staff for details and bookings ph 6632 1134.

Additional Information

Housebound Service

Kyogle library offers a housebound delivery service for those who can no longer visit the library. The service is volunteer-delivered on a fortnightly basis and is available to residents living in the Kyogle town area who may be aged, ill, infirmed or just less mobile. The service can also be accessed on a permanent or temporary basis. Kyogle library especially caters to the needs of senior clients through access to extensive large print and talking book (books on cassette tape) collections. Contact Kyogle library staff for further information ph 6632 1134.

Internet Access

Kyogle library has three, free public access Internet terminals and one PC for word processing. All computers have access to black and white laser and colour printing. Internet access is open to library members and visitors for free. However, users under 14 years of age must have a completed parents/guardian’s permission slip from the library before access is allowed.  Printing costs are: b&w A4 20c/page, A3 40c/page and Colour A4 $1.00/page, Colour A3 $2.00 /page.

If you wish to store your search results you can use your own portable USB Storage device or send to your email account.

Wireless Internet is also available – this is a free service available during opening hours, please ask staff for further details.

THIS POLICY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Photocopying and Fax Service

A photocopy and fax service is available for public use at Kyogle library Monday through Saturday morning. Staff assistance is available if required.

Costs: Photocopying – 20c/A4 b/w and 50c/A3 b/w

Faxing (to send and receive) – $3.00 for the cover or first sheet, then $1.00 for each sheet after.

Newspapers

Kyogle library subscribes to The Northern Star and the Sydney Morning Herald newspapers. These daily papers are available for perusal in-library. Kyogle library also archives both these papers for six (6) months. These newspaper archives can be accessed on request.

Public Toilets

Kyogle library provides its clients with beautifully clean and well maintained public toilets. The library’s public toilet facilities include a mother’s room and an MLAK disability access toilet. These toilets can be accessed during library opening times. The MLAK disability access toilet is additionally available to MLAK key holders as required. The toilets are located outside and at the rear of the library building via a one-level, well-lit, paved and covered pathway under the library’s open verandahs.

Mobile library service

The Mobile library services the Kyogle Council and Richmond Valley Council areas.

The Mobile library currently makes 19 regular stops on its fortnightly schedule which include the following;

  • Bonalbo – outside the Bonalbo Community Hall.
  • Old Bonalbo – at the Old Bonalbo Preschool.
  • Cawongla – outside the General Store.
  • Rainbow Ridge – at the Rainbow Ridge Steiner School
  • Manifold Public School
  • Stratheden Public School
  • Doubtful Creek Public School
  • Mummulgum Public School
  • Mallanganee Public School
  • Tabulam – outside Tabulam CWA Rooms
  • Woodenbong – outside the Woodenbong Community Hall
  • Rukenvale – Rukenvale Primary School

For details about the Mobile library service, Mobile member assistance or the Mobile’s fortnightly schedule call into Kyogle library at Stratheden Street or Ph 6632 1134.

Borrowing

On becoming a library member you will be issued with one free borrower’s card which must be presented with each transaction. “No card, no book!” Each client may borrow up to 15 items. Total items per card is 15. The loan period is 21 days. Items can be returned to Kyogle library after-hours through a book chute located near the front entrance.

Renewals

If you wish to extend the loan period, either bring the item(s) into Kyogle library or telephone us on 6632 1134. You can assist staff by having your card(s) ready so you can quote your membership number(s) to staff for fast service. Also, the library’s phone number is on the reverse of your membership card for your convenience. Items may renewed providing they are not overdue or on reserve. Only ONE extension of 21 days is possible.

Overdue Fines

Overdue items incur overdue charges. To save yourself overdue fines, check-on your loans at the library or check the date due stamps in items so you know when your library items are due for return. It is the client’s responsibility to extend or return items as necessary. Remember, you can save a trip to town and overdue fines by phoning Kyogle library to check when items are due or for renewals. “To avoid being fined it is worth returning your books on time!!!”