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street library2Kiama Library Service is now part of the Street Library movement and have our very own  Street Libraries are placed in accessible places within the community and are an invitation to share the joy of reading with the community.

Books can come and go without anyone checking them in or out. People can simply take what interest them and when they are done they can return them to the Street Library or pass them on to friends.

People can also pop books that they think others will enjoy into the Street Library when they happen to be walking past.

We hope the Street Library will foster a love of reading and encourage our community to take a book and leave a book, create a cycle of generosity and allow people to share the love of reading with those around them. The Jamberoo Street Library is registered on the Street Library website and people can discover their closest Street Library by searching the Street Library map.


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zinioZinio for Libraries, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps.

Your library's collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.



Join the library for free, you'll be prompted for your library card number.

2   Create your account and start reading all your favourite magazines, online.

3   If using the app {ipad, iphoneKindle HD/HDX or android}, make sure you create an account first so the app will work.


Online reading: Instantly read all current and backlist magazines on desktop and mobile browsers.

Mobile apps: Download and read magazines on 95% of today's mobile devices, including iOS (Apple®), Android™, and Kindle Fire™/HD/HDX.

Backlist: Grow your collection and build a digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading.

Easy browsing and checkout: Browse your library's collection by newest issue, keyword search, genre and language to find your favorites and to discover new reading interests.

Two ways to read: Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser — or check out and download magazines through mobile apps.

Helpful notifications: Sign up for weekly email reminders about your favorite magazines.

No limit and permanent checkout: Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.

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


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.

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.