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Activities Library Connections Events FOKL Services News  Welcome to the Library Connections Blog. Catch up on the latest library activities and news from across the manager's desk.

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TroveTrove is a discovery experience focused on Australia and Australians. It supplements what search engines provide. If you are researching in the fields of the social sciences, literature, local or family history, or need inspiration for your school assignment, then this is the tool for you.

For example if researching images relating to Edmund Barton, our first Prime Minister, results will include descriptions such as people, book, manuscript, map and newspaper articles. A researcher searching for information on Nellie Melba will be presented with a range of results including biographies, pictures, music, newspapers, books etc.

home library logoDo you borrow books on behalf of someone who cannot come to the library themselves?

Do you borrow books yourself but at present it is difficult to get to the library?

Don't leave it to the last minute and miss out. We can help.

There is a simple solution.

Join up to the Home Library Service, look at it as a brain food insurance for the future. We deliver what you have discussed with us previously

 

donated booksKiama Library accepts donated books for our collection that comply with our collection development policy.

We gratefully accept:

  • books or magazines to be in good condition. (Would you borrow the item?)
  • items no older than a year or two.
  • current issues of magazines.

Anything that does not comply with these conditions are generally passed on to the Friends of Kiama Library for library fund raising. What is remaining is sent to Lifeline to help them in their charity work.

wireless printer 150Wireless printing for public use is now available at the library.

Either using online services or using an app to send your print job to the library to pick up.

Simple.

kiama-circleWith the 2015 ANZAC Centenary being commemorated across the nation, Kiama Library has researched the WW1 project, bringing to light the extraordinary stories of soldiers who fought and died during this awful war.

We are continually adding to our local history articles to tell our town's story. Included in this collection is the special edition of the Kiama Independent's "Our History in Print", a must for any student studying Kiama.

Aboriginal Kiama tells the story before white settlers, while the History of Kiama Council tells the story after the colonisation of the area. Blue Haven, the book, was commissioned by Kiama Council. It is provided online to provide a broader history of the district. It is a great resource to start your researching.

Our image galleries provide a rich treasure of images from around the district over the years. We have even dug up some old movies of Kiama and its personalities. We also have a comprehensive list of people of notoriety from Kiama and its district.

If you are keen on walking and learning we have some walking tour plaques found around the district, and the coastal walking path.

As a member of the library, you have access to many online resources (many databases) using you library card. For those who have an interest in statistics, we can help you out as well.

 

 

 

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