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Balranald Library is located on the corner of Market and We Streets.

If you would like to borrow from the library, please bring your library card with you.  Loans may be renewed in person or by telephoning 03 5020 1388.

Fines are charged for late returns and lost or damaged items must be replaced. If you need assistance to use the library and its resources, trained staff are always available to help you.

You may email requests for reservations to the library at: or phone/fax 03 5020 1388

Library Opening Hours

New Library Hours from Tuesday, 1st August 2023, Balranald Shire Library will be opened 5 days per week from 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday.   The library will be closed from  12.00pm-1.00pm each day for lunch.

Monday – 9.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday – 9.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday – 9.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday – 9.30am to 5.30pm
Friday – 9.30am to 5.30pm

Library Membership

Membership of the library is free to all residents of the Shire. Proof of address is required.

Library cards
You are responsible for all items borrowed on your card. If your card is lost or stolen, please notify the library immediately.

Up to 20 items may be borrowed on each card.

Loan periods
The loan period for all items is 14 days.

Items may be renewed once only if the item is not reserved for another patron. Items may be renewed at the library or by telephone 03 5020 1388.

Overdue Fees
Overdue items accumulate fines at the rate of $0.20c/day. Please check the date your books are due back and return them on time.

The collection
A large variety of items suitable for all ages and interests are available for loan: books – fiction and non-fiction and magazines. Material is available in alternative formats for people with visual and hearing problems – large print books and talking books.

Student resources and services
As well as books, the library has an extensive reference collection for use in the library.

Library Services

Full range of fiction in hardcover and paperback

Comprehensive range of children’s books

Other items for lending include magazines

Large print books

Up to date autobiography and biography section.

Events at the Library

Please check here for events held at the library.

Information & Reference

Many non fiction resources are available for loan

Non lending reference section includes encyclopedia

Internet available for research (3 public access computers, printers and scanners)

Helpful library staff.


Items which are on loan may be reserved

Items held by another branch may be reserved

Inter Library Loans – Books not held by the Balranald Library may be requested from other Australian libraries.


There are 3 public access computers

Computers may be used for research, information gathering, family history, word processing, internet banking, e-mail etc

There are strict conditions of use for the computers displayed prominently in the computer area

All computer users are to sign in at the library front desk

All computers are freely available to the public for 30 minute sessions

Printing charges are 20c/black & white page

Pornographic and other inappropriate material is NOT permitted to be accessed in the library. Breaches will be referred to the Police and the offender will be banned from the library.

Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage CDs available for use within the library

Local history reference section


Available for 20c A4 and 40c A3 page only black/white