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Have you searched our catalogue only to find out we don't have what you're looking for?

Purchase suggestion

You can submit a suggestion for purchase and we will consider it for inclusion in the library collection.

Items published more than five years ago are rarely considered, if the item is older and/or specialised it may be able to be borrowed from another library as an interlibrary loan.

We will inform you of the outcome.

Multicultural resources

We currently have a range of items in books other than English including Arabic, Chinese, German, Hindi and Italian. For a list of these titles please visit the LOTE page

We can borrow items in a range of community languages from the State Library of NSW.

Each language collection has adult fiction and non-fiction books across a range of genres and subjects. 

Children's books are also available, including board books, picture books, chapter books, non-fiction and bilingual books in selected languages.  

Audiobooks and large print books are available in some languages.

Contact the library for more information.


Interlibrary loan

Please note all Interlibrary loans are currently unavailable due to COVID-19

Broken Hill City Library can request resources from other library services for our members.

There is a limit of five active interlibrary loan requests per member and items may take between 2-6 weeks to arrive, however this may vary.

Interlibrary loans can be borrowed for two weeks, renewals may be possible however you will need to organise a renewal with library staff before the due date.

Broken Hill City Library seeks to borrow from libraries that do not charge for interlibrary loans.

Fees may apply for some items and charges are payable even if the item is cancelled.

Members can request to proceed or not to proceed if a fee is applied.

Payment is required before the loan is processed.

Additional conditions may apply to rare or high demand items.

Charges may apply for lost or damaged interlibrary loan items.

The following items are not available by Inter library loan:

  • Student/academic textbooks
  • Family history material
  • Serials, maps, patents, Standards, CD ROM or images.
  • Out of print items
  • New items in public libraries (12 months or under) - however the Library will consider your suggestions for purchase.
  • DVD (Fiction)

We participate in inter-lending with other libraries within NSW, including:

  • Public libraries
  • State libraries
  • The National Library of Australia

Any member of our library with full membership status can request an inter-library loan.

Members with overdue or lost items are not eligible for an interlibrary loan.

We will contact you when the item is ready.

Most requests take between 2-6 weeks, however this can vary.