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At your fingertips! Access our Library services online

Published: 02 Sep 2021 2:34pm

The Library building may be closed due to the COVID-19 public health restrictions, but there are online options for the community to remotely access library services.

Team Leader Programs, Promotions and Partnerships Christine Bolton said the library is a popular community service and it is important to ensure people are still able to access these services.

“Library staff are missing all of you, but until we can all get safely back together, we encourage members to take advantage of the digital resources that are available online 24/7,” she said.

“We have a large array of eBooks, audiobooks, movies and kids’ activities at your fingertips through our online library services.

“Story Box library is a world of stories at your fingertips, read by some amazing Australian storytellers including well-known sportspeople, musicians, comedians and actors. Many of the featured picture books also have Auslan Editions.

“For parents with small children, our popular Storytime is continuing online, with Peter, Jeannie and Wendy reading a new story every week so visit our What’s On page to find the link to Wagga Wagga City Library Digital Storytime.

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”There are thousands of books and magazines available to read or listen to through the eLibrary, which can be accessed by visiting

"For those who like a reading challenge, Together We Read is a Digital Book Club available through libraries in Australia and New Zealand via the Libby App from 1 -15 September."

Wagga Wagga City Library members of all ages now have access to the GALE suite of databases. Choose from a wide range of topics such as Literature, Gardening and Horticulture, Environmental Studies, World History, and much more.

“For younger readers in Year 7-12 a Beanstack Genre Reading Challenge is available, specifically designed by library staff for kids in lockdown,” Ms Bolton said.

“Keep an eye out for a similar challenge for Years K-6 next week. Students do not have to be a library member to register for Beanstack and access our reading challenges.”

Loan periods for all borrowed items are being extended and the external returns chute remains closed and there are no ‘overdue’ fines, with library staff requesting patrons to keep borrowed items at home.

“We can’t wait to see you when we reopen, but until then, stay safe and enjoy our online resources.”

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