Welcome to our Library Agencies Page!
Library Agency Openings
Seven new Library Agencies are now open in the Loddon Shire and northern areas of the City of Greater Bendigo. These, along with Pyramid Hill, make eight library agencies across the region.
Library Agency Locations, Open Hours and Librarian Visits
|Town||Agency Location||Usual Opening Hours||Weekly Library Staff Visits|
|Wedderburn||Wedderburn Community Centre,
24 Wilson Street, Wedderburn
Tuesday to Thursday
|Boort||Boort Resource and Information Centre,
119-121 Godfrey Street, Boort
|Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
|Inglewood||Inglewood Community Neighbourhood House,
Inglewood Town Hall Hub,
20 Verdon Street, Inglewood
|Monday to Thursday
Pyramid Hill Neighbourhood House,
Unit 5-8/43 Kelly Street, Pyramid Hill
Tuesday to Thursday, 10am-4pm
|Tarnagulla||Tarnagulla Community Centre,
8 Sandy Creek Lane, Tarnagulla
|Thursday 1-4pm*||Thursday 3-4pm|
|Dingee||Dingee Memorial Hall,
Bendigo-Pyramid Road, Dingee
|Axedale||Axedale Public Hall,
94 McIvor Road, Axedale
|Friday 2-5pm*||Friday 2-3pm|
|Elmore||Elmore Athenaeum Hall,
62 Michie Street, Elmore
- Tarnagulla's usual opening hours are Thursdays 1-4pm
- Axedale has extended it's opening hours to Fridays 2-5pm
Library Staff Visits
Library staff visit each library agency weekly. Our librarians are friendly and helpful and are happy to assist in any way they can. Our librarians can help with borrowing using the self-loan kiosk, reserving and renewing items and using the catalogue. They can also help with learning about the library website, using library resources, as well as the eLibrary and digital resources.
Librarians visit each agency on regular days and times - see the table above.
Wedderburn Library Agency
Wedderburn Library Agency is having building works carried out over the next 4-8 weeks. The library area will initially be smaller and open for three days per week until the building works are finished. Once works are complete the library will move to a larger area in the building, have significantly more shelving and books, and be open five days per week.
Elmore Library Agency
We are delighted to announce that the Elmore Athenaeum Hall will host the library agency for the town. This is a marvellous space, a grand historical building with two rooms dedicated for library use. A very heartfelt thank you goes out to the Elmore Memorial Hall Complex Committee of Management for working so collaboratively and positively with Goldfields Libraries to develop a solution in Elmore that we all think will be fantastic.
The Elmore Library Agency will be open on Mondays 11am-2pm and Fridays 10.45am-12.15pm.
Storytime sessions have now been scheduled for Elmore, and will be hosted monthly, beginning at 11.30am on Friday 17 March 2017.
“How To” Roadshow for new Library Agencies
Library staff will be running sessions to introduce people to the new library agencies. People can learn how to use the self-loan kiosk, how to reserve items, renew items and use the catalogue. They can also learn about the library website, how to make the most of library resources, as well as the eLibrary and digital resources. Sessions will be running during the third and fourth weeks of February 2017 in all of the new library agencies on the following dates:
|Wedderburn||Tuesday 14 & 21 February, 2.15-3.45pm|
|Boort||Thursday 16 & 23 February, 10-11.15am|
|Inglewood||Tuesday 14 & 21 February, 11.15am-12.45pm|
|Tarnagulla||Thursday 16 & 23 February, 3-4pm|
|Dingee||Tuesday 14 & 21 February, 9.15-10-15am|
|Axedale||Friday 17 & 24 February, 2-3pm|
|Elmore||Friday 17 & 24 February, 10.45am-12.15pm|
Storytime sessions are about to get underway at many agencies. See the schedule here.
What will you find in a Library Agency?
The library agencies will have books and collection on shelves for borrowers to browse, as well as a self-loan area to borrow, reserve and return items. The agencies will be attended by local staff and volunteers during opening hours, and there will be library staff from Goldfields Library Corporation on hand once a week.
Library users will be able to browse the collection in the agency or search the library catalogue and reserve any of the 300,000 items across the entire Goldfields Libraries collection.
- Reserves will be delivered to agencies weekly for patrons to pick up
- Drop off returns, pick up reserves, browse and borrow from the collection
- Sit and read, browse magazines or catch up with friends
- Library programs such as storytimes for kids and digital literacy programs for adults will run on a regular basis
Library Agency Contact
For Library Agency assistance, phone: 5449 2790