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Library and Information Week at Coffs Harbour Libraries


Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and showcase the many and varied resources and services that libraries provide to the community.

What's on this year:

Monday May 25 - Launch day

Tuesday May 26 - National Library and Information Technicians' DayNSS 2017 Book Cover_5.jpg

Wednesday May 27 - National Simultaneous Storytime - at 11am participants across Australia and New Zealand will sit down and read Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford and published by Scholastic Australia.

Thursday May 24 - Australia's Biggest Morning Tea in support of the Cancer Council

Friday May 25 - ALIA day!


Library and Information Week is organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) to promote the value of reading and literacy, the importance of Australia's book industry and the role of libraries. For more information visit the ALIA web site.

Library and Information Week provides the community with the opportunity to:
  • find out about the wide range of services which local public and school libraries offer.
  • recognise the vital role which libraries and information services play for research and education.
  • recognise the contribution of specialist libraries for the work outcomes in corporations, government departments, hospitals and other institutions.
  • debate our information future and government approaches to it.
  • emphasise the significance of libraries in the maintenance of our history and culture at community and national levels.
  • recognise the importance of library and information services as providers of services for people who may otherwise be disadvantaged by their lack of access to information and services.
  • consider the role which libraries play in our local community, work and personal life.


Did you know?

Libraries in Australia support the development of literacy and reading, education, business, the community and provide vital public internet access.

Each year, Australia's network of 1,500 public libraries, 9000 school libraries, 40 university libraries, 380 TAFE campus libraries and thousands of health, law and other special libraries assist us with a vast range of resources and services.

  • 10 million Australians are registered users of their local public library (around 46% of the population) and many more unregistered users.
  • 178 million loans occur in Australian public libraries each year.
  • Australian public libraries receive 110 million visits each year.
  • 11,600 internet computers are currently located in public libraries around Australia.