Services

Services

The Richmond Upper Clarence Library network offers a great deal of services designed to assist members in borrowing and information retrieval.

 


Bulk Loans

Bulk loans are available to aged homes and schools.


Document Delivery Service

Materials and information not available at the Library can be accessed through the Document Delivery Service of the State Library of New South Wales.

Interlibrary Loans

The Library provides an interlibrary loan service to library members for items not held in the Richmond-Upper Clarence Regional Library collection. A fee applies for all interlibrary loans.

How much will it cost?

Fees for this service are in accordance with the current Richmond-Upper Clarence Regional Library Fees and Charges.

  • Item requested from a Public Library - $5.50
  • Item requested from a University or Special Library - $17. The fee is payable when the item is supplied.

How long will it take?

Delivery times vary but generally it is best to allow a 2 week delivery period for the item. The Library attempts to supply an item as quickly as possible but cannot guarantee delivery of an item requested within a specified time frame.

Will I be able to take the item home?

Generally yes. Some libraries will only lend items on the condition they are used in the library.

How long can i keep the item?

The lending library determines the length of the loan. Loan periods are not standard but generally for a 4 week period.

Renewals may be possible if requested prior to the due date. This will depend on the policy of the lending library and demand for the item.


Sending Faxes

All branch Libraries offer a fax service for the public. Staff will promptly send or receive your fax at very reasonable rates.

  • First page - $3
  • Additional pages - $1 each

Further information may be obtained by contacting your local library.


Housebound Service

The Home Library service is available to residents of Casino, Kyogle and Evans Head who are unable to visit their local library due to health reasons. Library staff choose from a wide selection of books, audio and other items. Volunteers assist with the delivery of books on a fortnightly basis.

For further information please contact your local Library or download the House Bound brochure.


Free Internet Access/Public PC's

Members can enjoy free access to computers for Internet and word processing use.

Internet

The Library provides a free wireless internet service at the Casino, Kyogle and Evans Head libraries.

In addition, internet access on public PC's is available at all branches. Visitors are welcome to use this service free of charge. There is a limit of 1 hour per session at each PC. Bookings can be made in the library or by phone.

For information on guidelines for use of the Internet, please refer to the Library's Internet Use Policy available at the bottom of this page.

Word Processing & Spreadsheets

Access to word processing (MS Word) and spreadsheet (MS Excel) software is also available.

RTA

Access RTA online driver demonstration knowledge tests.


Laminating Service

Laminating services are available at the Casino Library.

  • A4 laminating $2
  • A3 laminating $4

Materials Available for Loan

Materials available at all Libraries include:

  • Non-fiction (all ages)
  • Fiction (all ages)
  • Large print books (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Audio books (all ages)
  • Music CDs (all ages)
  • DVDs and videos (all ages)
  • Software (all ages)
  • Magazines

Free Membership

Membership of the Richmond-Upper Clarence Regional Library network is open to all permanent residents of the region over the age of 16 free of charge. Visit our Membership page for more information.


Newspapers

Local and Sydney newspapers are available at Casino and Kyogle libraries.


Photocopier

Black and white photocopying is available at Casino, Kyogle and Evans Head Libraries.

  • 20c per A4
  • 40c per A3

Colour photocopying is available only at Casino Library.

  • $1 per A4
  • $2 per A3

Reference Collection

As part of it's Reference Collection the Library provides special information resources in partnership with other organisations. These include:

drug info @ your library

drug info @ your library is a joint initiative of NSW Health's Community Drug Strategies Branch and the State Library of NSW.

The drug info @ your library website in conjunction with local public libraries in New South Wales provides up to date information about alcohol and drugs.

Web resources and public library collections are selected and regularly updated by specialist staff at the State Library of New South Wales in consultation with experts in the field.

Visit your local library to check out drug info @ your library

Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC)

LIAC is a statewide service providing free access to legal information for the community. Each branch Library holds :

  • A Legal Toolkit - a collection of plain English books which answer everyday legal questions
  • Copies of Hot Topics - a magazine style series on recent changes and current debates in the law

A more extensive collection of books on the law, Law Books for Libraries, is located at Casino Library. The legal resources available through the State Library LIAC and the Internet further extend the collection.

Cancer Council Collection

The library is a partner with the Cancer Council of NSW to provide current information on cancer and its treatment and links to support services.


Reservations

Borrowers have free access to all lending material throughout the region. Reservations can be made at your local Library or via webopac.

New releases and magazines will be held for a period of 1 week, and all other items will be held for a period of 2 weeks.

Library staff will notify borrowers of reserved item arrival by either by phone, mail or email.

 


Internet Use Policy


Justice of Peace

JP servicers are available at the Casino, Evans Head and Kyogle Libraries.


Adult colouring-in

Adult colouring sessions are held monthly at the Casino and Kyogle Libraries


Lego Club

Lego Club is held at the following each month

Casino Library – 1st Wednesday of the month 3.30pm-4.30pm

Kyogle Library - 2nd and 4th Thurs of the month  4.00pm – 5.00pm

Evans Head Library – 4th Thursday of the month 3.45pm-4.45pm

Coraki Library – 2nd Thursday of the month 3pm-4pm