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Accessibility Services

Bega Shire Valley library is committed to providing library services to everyone in our community. The library aims to reduce any barriers to engagement for people with diverse backgrounds, and to promote equity of access to information, activities and resources.


Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to our library. With Ancestry Library Edition, you can unlock the story of you, with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. Ancestry Library Edition has unparalleled genealogical coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom which includes census, church, court, and immigration records as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world.


Archives Resource Kit

Bega Library is one of the community access points and holds the Archives Resources Kit of State Records NSW. The Kit is a collection of microfilm of the most popular and heavily used colonial records. These records cover such subjects as convict arrivals, assisted immigrants, some births, deaths and marriages, electoral rolls, returns of the colony, land grants and the Colonial Secretary’s papers 1788-1825.


Ask for help


Author Talks

A page with videos of author talks and events


Autumn at the library

There is something for everyone this Autumn at the library!


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Bega Heritage Walk


Bega World War One - Images of History

an online gallery which depicts the historical images taken from the Bega Images of History Calendar


Book Donations

While donations are welcome, not all donations are accepted. This page lists the criteria for donated books to be accepted.


BorrowBox

Imagine BorrowBox as a branch of the library. Once you become a library member, you receive a membership number and password. You can then go online, or download the app on your Apple or Android device. It’s then as simple as logging in with your details, and you can access all the audio and ebook content that the library subscribes to.


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Choice Magazine Online

CHOICE want your voice to be heard loud and clear when it comes to anything consumer-related, from saving money to choosing the best products and services for your family, and they're constantly on the look out for dodgy or misleading practices that might stop you from getting the best deal.


Collection Development Plan

The Vision of the Bega Valley Shire Library Strategic Plan 2020-2025 is to ‘enrich the community through creative, future focused services, supporting lifelong learning and strong community connection’. The collection, both in traditional and new technological formats, is at the core of its service provision and is considered a shared resource for the whole community.


Community Recycling Stations

Introducing our Community Recycling Stations – a FREE, convenient and simple way to keep valuable resources out of landfill.


Contact Us and Feedback

This page has information regarding opening times and library locations.


Contact Us Form

Contact the library via an online form


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eBooks and eAudio


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Fairfax Photographic Archive

A preview of historical images from the Fairfax Photographic Archive Collection


Family History

You can use these online resources to discover more about your ancestors. Free access to these resources is available at any of the Shire libraries at Bermagui, Bega, Merimbula or Eden.


Feedback

online form to capture customer feedback


Find Legal Answers and Drug Info

The Library is a Legal Information Access Centre and we have a collection of plain English books about various aspects of Australian law. The collection includes a series on topical issues and a range of free pamphlets.


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Gale databases

Access journal articles, newspapers, magazines and more through Gale databases.


Golden Ticket

This summer there will be 16 Golden Tickets hidden amongst our adult, youth, and children’s collections. Simply choose your items from the library collection, borrow at the self-loan machine, and see if you’re a winner!


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Here 2 Help

The drop-in service offers one-on-one tuition with volunteers in whatever literacy and numeracy needs people have.


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Indyreads

The State Library of NSW has rolled out the indyreads eContent management platform to the NSW public library network. This platform enables public libraries to provide free access to eBooks and eAudio.


Information Request Form

A page showing all the ways you can gain assistance from library staff


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Join the Library

A page which provides all the information regarding library membership and how to join


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Kids Activity Wall @ Tura Library


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Latest News

This page contains all the new information that is added to the website in text format with links through to the relevant pages


Library App

Access Bega Valley Shire Library from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, Android phone or tablet. Manage your account (with built in library card), search the catalogue, renew and reserve books, DVD's and CD's. Discover FREE eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, movies and TV series. Register for events and keep in touch with news and programs, plus much much more.


Library Fees and Charges

A page listing all the fees and charges associated with using the library


Library Link

Library Link is a home-or-hub delivery service.


Library Opening Hours & Locations

This page has information regarding opening times and library locations.


Library Services Strategic Plan

The Bega Valley Shire Library Service Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025 will lead the direction of the library services over the next five years. The plan is informed by feedback from library users, our community partners and library staff who know and understand our customer needs well. It is also informed by peer review and research into the library sector, an analysis of our changing demographics and of the performance of the Library Service against other libraries in NSW.


Loans, Reservations & Renewals

A page providing information about Loans, Reservations & Renewals


Local and Family History

A comprehensive reference collection of resources relating to all past, current and future aspects of the Bega Valley Shire and south east coastal region. All library branches have a local history collection with the main collection held at Bega Library. While the collection is available to everyone, for preservation reasons, it is a reference only collection.


Local Historical Societies

A page with details of local historical and genealogical groups


Love to Read

A page with loads of resources for those who love to read including BOOK CLUB SETS


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Meeting Room Hire

Book a meeting room at one of our library branches


Membership Renewal Notice

On Tuesday 26 March there was an error in our library system which resulted in a large number of our library members receiving a notification to re-register and update their membership details.


My Next Read

Looking for your next great read? Would you like a librarian to recommend some books for you? Fill in this form and we will create you a personalised list of reading suggestions.


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Newsletter Subscription

Would you like to keep up to date with everything that is happening in the Library? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to ensure you don't miss out!


Newspapers & Electoral Roles

This section provides information regarding Newspapers & Electoral Roles


NSW Seniors Festival

Celebrate Seniors Week at the library with a Seniors Week aims to provide opportunities for older Australians to celebrate and connect.


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One Seed One Community

Join in a community wide project led by the Bega Valley Seed Savers in conjunction with the Bega Valley Shire Library


Our Vision

To enrich the community through creative, future focused library services, supporting lifelong learning and strong community connections.........


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Photographs

Browse our local history collection of photographs


Printing in the Library

All you need to know about printing in the Library


Programs & Events

The Library hosts a number of interesting programs throughout the year.


Programs for Children

All the information you need on our children's programs including storytime & rhymetime


Purchase Suggestion

An online form to submit a purchase submission/request for a new book


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Research Websites

Websites to help you with your family or local history research


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Search the Catalogue

Access to the library online catalogue. Use the catalogue to browse and reserve items.


Services for Seniors

Specialist services for seniors.


Standards Australia

Public access to Australian Standards via READER ROOM


State Library NSW eResources

The Library’s eresources include databases and websites that give access to a range of materials such as journals, magazines, newspapers, ebooks, audiobooks, dictionaries, multilingual material and tutorials for learning a language, online films, images.


Statistics

Find out more about Bega Valley using statistics


Stay Safe Online

The Internet is amazing and can be a lot of fun, but it can also be scary and sometimes dangerous.


Sydney Writers' Festival

One of Australia's most loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers' Festival will live-stream its headline events from Sydney to Tura Marrang Library


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Talking Together


Tools for Learning

A list of library resources to enrich your learning


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What's on in Spring

There is something for everyone this Spring at the library!


Wonboyn Border Fire Oral Histories


Words and Music

Words and Music is a free monthly program centred around a common theme or era where participants will discuss related books, films and music – even enjoying performances from local musicians and performers. The program aims to reduce social isolation for older people by providing a place to meet, talk and be entertained. Morning tea is provided, and free transport is available for those who need it.