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This is a collection of frequently asked questions about the Library.We hope you find this useful.Please contact us if you couldn't find an answer to your inquiry.
Yes you can. Firstly, you need to log into your library account by accessing your account. use your Library Card number and your password (which is usually your birth date - ddmmyy).
Once you are in your account then you can search the catalogue and select what books you would like to reserve. Once these are ready for collection the library will contact you. Reservations on Kiama & Gerringong books are free. Shoalhaven Libraries books incur a cost of $3.00.
We have a variety of ebook services available. Visit our Digital books page or our eResources page for all our eResources.
We use Borrowbox and RB Digital for ebooks, eaudiobooks and emagazines. You will have to set up your account using your library card number and password (birth date - ddmmyy)
Our borrowing period is 4 weeks, with the exception of DVDs & magazines which are 2 weeks. Our items can be renewed up to two times, if they are not reserved by another library patron.
To renew your items you can call us on (02) 4233 1133; log into your account using the website and renew online; or you can visit us in the library. If you are out of the country and need to renew your books, it might be easier to email us.
We provide a home library service to those in the community who are unable to come in. Just give us a call on (02) 4233 1133 and we will arrange a time to visit.
We offer the Home Library to the elderly, the incapacitated or even if you are a new mum and struggle to get out of the house with your new baby.
Yes you can. You can ring us on (02) 4232 1133 with your library card handy and we can renew over the phone. You can renew your items online by logging into you library account using our web page. if you are out of the country it may be easier for you to email us.
We will renew you items twice if they are not reserved by another library patron. After the 2nd renewal you are required to return your books to the library.
We certainly do have a variety of activities during the year. We have school holiday activities, storytime for various age groups during the school term, and special programs as well such as the Summer Reading Club.
Visit the Children Activities & Storytime and the Library Events page for updates.
Kiama: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm, Tuesday 9:30am - 8pm, Saturdays 9:30am - 2pm.
Gerringong: Tuesday 9.30am - 12.30pm, Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30 - 4:30pm.
We do have a Community Information page that can provide you with general district information and statistics.
There is also the Kiama Council Community Directory
We have WW1 Commemorations, image galleries, local stories about the district, a digital history, a downloadable copy of the book "Blue Haven - a history", Aboriginal Kiama, our History in Print and a collection of plaques found around the district.
Visit our Explore Kiama page for more details and information.
Preschool Storytime occurs from 10:30-11:30am every Wednesday during school term with half hour of stories and half hour of craft. We also have Toddler Storytime on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 10.30am (half hour story & no craft) and Baby Storytime is on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10am (half hour story & no craft) . These two storytimes do go ahead if they fall within the school holidays.
Gerringong Storytime is held on the 1st Thursday of the month from 10.30-11.15 am.
There is no need to book for any of our storytimes, just turn up
Visit our Children Activities & Storytime page