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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living Collection artwork signage

The Library's Sustainable Living Collection is a fantastic resource that contains all sorts of material, including books, DVDs and magazines on practical ways to live sustainably. The following topics are included:

  • Energy and water saving 
  • Recycling and re-use
  • Solar power
  • Alternative energy
  • Peak oil
  • Sustainable building and renovations
  • Climate change action
  • Eco-shopping
  • Organic gardening and cooking
  • Composting
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Green parenting
SLC logo

The collection also includes material aimed at school students and picture books for young children.

Click here to view a full list of titles in the collection

The Sustainable Living Collection was funded as part of Council's Rigby House Solar Panel Project, via grants from the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change, and Water's 'Climate Change Fund Public Facilities Program', to assist with community education. The collection was officially launched on Wednesday 13 October 2010.

Save Power Kit

Save Power Kits available for loan

Save Power Kits are now available for loan from the library. It's a fun and educational way for you and your household to learn more about the power you use and how to reduce your power bills.
The Save Power Kits provide tools, information and a guidebook to help you make your home more energy efficient.

The Save Power Kits can:

  • show you what uses the most power in your home, and
  • give you ideas and some easy steps you can take to save money, power and reduce our impact on the environment.
Power-Mate Lite

Each kits contains:

  • Power-Mate Lite
  • Two thermometers (infrared and regular type)
  • Stopwatch
  • Compass
  • User guide with worksheets

The library has three Save Power kits available for loan, one at each branch library. 

See the Energy NSW website for more information about saving power at home.