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To ensure the health and safety of our readers, visitors and staff, we will be strictly complying with the NSW Health guidelines to protect everyone who comes through our doors.

Following NSW Health orders, you must provide your details for the purposes of contact tracing. This information will be deleted after 28 days.

As a condition of entry, you must adhere to the following:

  • If you are feeling unwell, please do not enter the building;
  • If you have visited a venue with confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days, please do not enter the building. Find the latest COVID-19 locations here.
  • Readers and visitors exhibiting signs of illness may be asked to leave by Library staff or security; 
  • Safe physical distancing of 1.5 metres must be maintained at all times;
  • You must not move the location of desks or chairs; you may leave your desk to go to other areas, but you must return to the desk that you initially occupied; 
  • Readers and visitors who do not comply with physical distancing measures may be asked to leave by Library staff or security;
  • Aggressive and abusive behaviour will not be tolerated

Our new ebook and eAudiobook platform Indyreads is now live.

Developed by the State Library of NSW, indyreads gives Upper Hunter Library Network members 24/7 access to a range of eBooks, including fiction titles by well-known and popular authors, poetry collections, cookbooks, educational books, local studies resources and much more. Indyreads includes some great multi-use books also - meaning you and your book club can read the same book digitally!

There are five easy steps to get you on your way! Visit us at your local branch for extra assistance getting started. 

Step One  - Join our library! If you are not a library member, you can register for a library account via our website and get started on Indyreads straight away!
Step Two  - Install the Indyreads app on your device  - iPhone, iPad, Android, Android tablets and Kindle Fire.
Step Three – Select your library service - 'Upper Hunter Library'
Step Four – Log in using your library card number for a username and your date of birth (DDMMYYYY) as a password.
Step Five – Borrow FREE eBooks and eAudiobooks.

 

Browse the collection here

The Muswellbrook Shire Seed Library aims to encourage people to grow healthy food, reduce costs and become active in the garden. 

The great thing about gardening is you can get started with minimal space and resources – this project is aimed at helping you get started and sharing the gardening love. Gardening is also great for mindfulness which is especially important at the moment!

How does it work?

1. Drop into the Muswellbrook Library and become a member (it’s FREE!!)

2. Borrow up to 3 seed packets at a time

3. Grow the seeds in your garden (we have some great books to help)

4. Donate a packet of seeds to the library – this can be seeds harvested from the seeds you loaned and grew or a different type of seeds. Just make sure they are cleaned, dried and put into a labelled envelope. 

Let us know your successes by sharing your gardening photos with us! We would love to hear about it. 

We also have a load of gardening and seed saving books in our collection available for loan! See some of our selection here.

This project is part of the NSW Healthy Towns Challenge.

From Monday, 6th July Scone library will return to its regular opening hours.

Due to easing of restrictions we are now able to welcome our littlest members back to the library for story time from Thursday, 9th July and baby-rhyme time from Monday, 13th July.

Exciting news for the community of Denman and surrounds...Denman library will reopen with a fresh new feel from Tuesday, 30th June.

We invite our members and community members to connect with your local library and find out what services we have available. Our libraries are continuing to provide a range of online services however we are excited to be re-opening under relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions. Our visitors should be prepared for our services to look and feel a little different as we work to meet the government guidelines of operation. We thank you in advance for helping us safely reopen by checking in upon entry, folllowing staff instructions, directional signage, respecting social distancing and booking your visit in advance if required!

Please note that under NSW covid safety requirements it is mandatory to register your contact details upon entry into our facilities. To see our full covid entry conditions please click here

Please read on for more updates about Library opening hours and access conditions or select an option to read more about our online collections, click and collect services and extended home delivery services. 

Looking for something to help entertain your little ones while you are staying home? Storybox library is now available to all Upper Hunter Library Network members!

Are you doing family history research from home? The library has a range of free resources available to assist and is now able to provide access to Find My Past to library members during the current closure of our branches. We have a complete list of resources and links available on our website.

Commencing the 24th October 2019, Muswellbrook Library will now be open until 7pm on Thursday nights.

If you have any questions, please contact Muswellbrook library on 6543-1913.

*Please note this event is fully booked. Due to the large amount of bookings, we are unable to admit those who have registered their attendance.

When: 12th November 2019 @ 11:30am
Where: Muswellbrook Library

Join us at the Muswellbrook Library as we welcome Australian author Judy Nunn to talk about her upcoming novel Khaki Town.

Dress up in your 40's best for the chances to win some great prizes.

Bookings are essential. Please contact the Muswellbrook Library on 6543-1913 to register your place.

 

 

Did you know your library is open 24/7? Members of the Upper Hunter Library Network have access to library collections online via apps and our website anytime, anywhere. It can get a little confusing trying to figure out which of our services may suit you so we have tried to simplify things for you with our FAQs below. If you are still unsure, be sure to head in to one of our branches or contact us by phone so a staff member can assist you with getting started.

Muswellbrook Library – Winter Trading
Starting 27th of May
Thursday’s library will open as normal at 10.30am and close at 4.30pm.

 

Remember if you are having trouble coming into the libraries contact staff and we will arrange for your items to be delivered to your home or business. For further information contact Muswellbrook Library on 6543-1913.

GamingDid you know your local library is set up for gaming? Our branches have a selection of PS4, XBOX, Wii and virtual reality gaming set ups available for use in branch by library members.

Experience virtual reality at Muswellbrook and Denman branch by becoming a member. VR is an experience that can’t be described accurately. Why not try it out at Muswellbrook & Denman Libraries yourself. Bring a friend or challenge Mum & Dad! VR Gamers must be a member and must be over the age of 13 years.

Contact your local branch to find out what is available near you.

Did you know we run FREE weekly story time sessions online and here at the library? Due to current Covid-19 restrictions most of our story time and baby rhyme time sessions are being made available online however Muswellbrook Library will be recommencing face to face sessions from Thursday, July 9th . Please read on for more information about these programs.