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Special Collections

The following special collections held by the library can assist users in their research and study:


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English Workshop
 - a small collection of English literacy titles to help people learn and improve their English literacy skills. The collection includes IELTS resources and abridged stories with accompanying talking book CD.


Legal Information
 - a core collection of legal information titles written in simple English and aimed at explaining the law for the non-practitioner. The collection includes a basic Tool Kit of titles and an expanded list of Law Books for Libraries. This resource is supported by the Legal Information Access Centre at the State Library of New South Wales.


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Local Studies
 - our Local Studies collection includes stories about the Coffs Harbour region and its rich and varied past, as well as the characters in it. Council documents, including those on display, are also part of this collection.


Sustainable Living
 - a growing collection of titles to support sustainable environmental practices. From building your own home to installing solar power; from establishing fauna friendly water-wise gardens, to designing urban landscapes; from worm farms to goats; there is something for everyone to learn to create a sustainable home, a sustainable city, a sustainable world.