Using the Library

Opening hours

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9am to 5.30pm 9am to 5.30pm 9am to 5.30pm 9am to 7pm 9am to 5.30pm 9am to 4pm Closed

 

Join the Library


Local residents

If you live in Griffith or the surrounding villages you can join the library for free. Please visit the library with identification and proof of address to sign up.

Membership application form

Not a resident?

Anyone, you can join on-line for 30 days to gain instant access to our electronic resources by clicking here

Visitors

If you are staying in Griffith for a short time you can become a temporary member. Temporary membership allows you full access to the library’s services.

Temporary membership fee: $20.00
 

Borrow & Return


Members are required to present their library card when borrowing from the library.

There is no limit to the number of items you can borrow, however, CD’s & DVD’s are limited to three of each at any one time.

Items for loan

We have a fantastic range of items suitable for all ages to borrow, including:

Borrowing periods

For most items the normal borrowing period is for three weeks (21 days).

The only exception is CD’s and DVD’s which are a one week loan (7 days).

If you require an extended loan on any items please ask staff for assistance.

If you would like to renew your items, you can do so online, over the phone or in person at the library.

Browse or search

To find something to read, watch or listen to you can browse the library, or search the catalogue

Through the catalogue you can view a complete list of the new items in our collection, or you can narrow the list down to the specific collection you are interested in (eg: adult fiction, large print, or DVD) by searching the new items list.

Reserve

If you would like an item that is currently on loan to someone else it is possible to reserve the item online through the catalogue or by asking a member of staff at the library. When the item has been returned and is available for collection we will notify you by email/post.

It is also possible to request an item be sent over from one of our branch libraries (Narrandera, Carrathool, Hay, Jerilderie and the Murrumbidgee Mobile Library) so that you can borrow it from Griffith library.

Renew

If you have borrowed an item and would like to keep it for longer you can renew it as long as it has not been requested by another member.

You can renew your items online over the phone or in person at the library.

Return

Items loaned from Griffith library can be returned at any time of the day. If you can’t make it during opening hours there is a returns chute next to the front door so you can still return your items when the library is closed.

You can also return Griffith items to any of our branch libraries in Narrandera, Carrathool, Hay, Jerilderie and the Murrumbidgee Mobile Library.

Interlibrary Loans


We don’t have the item you’re after?

You can search other Australian libraries at http://www.trove.nla.gov.au/ If the item is available at another library we can request to borrow it for you on Interlibrary loan.

Requesting an Interlibrary loan

Fill out an online request form:

Fees

$  5.00 - Public libraries (excluding ACT public libraries).
$20.00 - University libraries, Specialist libraries & ACT public libraries.

Delivery time

Average delivery time is 1 to 2 weeks. When the item is available for collection we will notify you by email/post.

Renewing Interlibrary loans

If you would like to renew your Interlibrary loan please contact us before the due date so we can request an extension from the supplying library.

Lost Interlibrary loans

If an Interlibrary loan is lost you will be required to pay for its replacement. The cost of the replacement is at the discretion of the supplying library. 

Internet

 

The library has fourteen public computers with internet access, Microsoft Office suite and access to printing.

A free WiFi hotspot is also available for people with laptops or other mobile internet devices. Connect to the "Griffith Library" wireless network and accept the Terms & Conditions to access.

Prices

20 minutes: FREE
1 hour:  $1.00
WiFi: FREE
Printing:  $0.40 
 

Seniors

Broadband for Seniors is a volunteer run program of seniors teaching their peers basic computer and Internet skills. Learn how to use a computer, how to explore information on the World Wide Web and how to stay in touch with friends and family online.

For more information about Broadband for Seniors or to arrange a lesson please contact the library

 

Fees & Charges


The library offers a range of services including:

JP Service - FREE

Computers

20 minutes - FREE
1 hour - $1.00

WiFi - FREE

Printing - $0.40 

Scanning - $1.00 per page

Faxing

Australia - $2.50 per page
Overseas - $5.50 per page
To receive - $2.50 per 10 pages

Photocopying

A4 - $0.40
A3 - $1
A4 transparency - $1.00  

Laminating

Business card - $1.00
A4 - $2.00
A3 - $4.00

Interlibrary loans

Public libraries (excluding ACT public libraries) - $5.00
University, specialist & ACT public libraries - $20.00

Book Clubs

Annual subscription    -           $420.00

Meeting Room Hire

Half day (< 4hrs)         -           $30.00
Full day  (> 4hrs)         -           $60.00

Disc repairs   -           $3.00 per disc

Library Bags  -           $2.50