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General Community Updates
Access our online collection and resources whenever you like, wherever you are.
Gilgandra Shire Library is part of the North Western Library Co-operative. North Western Library’s Online Catalogue provides our members with convenient access to collections and resources when it suits them. Members can access the Library’s Online Catalogue anytime.
Reservations for items you wish to borrow can be made through the Online Catalogue. Library staff will contact you when the item is ready to be picked up.
The Procedure for Placing a Reservation(PDF, 545KB) will help you when learning how to place a reservation, or to talk to a library officer phone 6817 8877.
To see the full range of services offered by North Western Library, which includes Warren, Coonamble, Bogan and Gilgandra Shire Libraries, visit the website.
You can browse and download popular books for reading or listening on your computer, laptop, eReader, phone or tablet from Borrowbox. You can borrow up to 6 eBooks and 6 eAudiobooks at a time, for 14 days.
For reading or listening on a smartphone or tablet, first install the BorrowBox app (free from App Store or Google Play). Select North Western Library, activate with your library card number and PIN/password, and borrow in the app. Your library card number can be found under the barcode at the back of your card. If you don’t know your PIN/password, please contact us on 6817 8877 for a reset. The BorrowBox app is the simplest way to borrow eBooks.
Note: These eBooks are NOT compatible with the Amazon Kindle as the Kindle is primarily designed to work with eBooks purchased through Amazon.
For reading or listening on a computer, laptop or eReader, go to the Borrowbox catalogue, log in with your library card number and PIN, and choose the books you wish to download. You will also need to have Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture e-books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TumbleBooks are streamed online and can be viewed on any computer, tablet or mobile device. To access TumbleBooks from any internet connection, all you need is a library card number.
North Western Library provides free access to many online databases to use from the Library or from home. When accessing them from home you will be asked to enter your library card number.
Explore some of our online databases below
WORLD BOOK ONLINE
ANZ Reference Centre (great for Australian newspapers and magazines)
Points of View Reference Centre
Consumer Health Complete
Academic Search Elite
Literary Reference Center
Science Reference Center
History Reference Center
Story Box Library helps get kids excited about reading, inspires their imagination and lets them have fun with stories. On Story Box Library, you can view stories by local authors and illustrators and get them read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers. Reading aloud to children greatly improves language and literacy skills, especially in the early years of a child’s development.
Stream thousands of films for free, thanks to your public library.
Access this service through https://northwesternlibrary.kanopy.com/