Outback Letterbox Library

Child reading near Darling River

This unique service has been operating since 1977 delivering library materials and services to isolated community members of Far West New South Wales.

Outback Letterbox Library is funded by the Library Council of NSW with the State Library of NSW.

Service

Outback Letterbox Library Service offers free delivery, including return, of library materials. It covers an area approximately 238,000 square kilometres, reaching South Australian, Victorian and Queensland borders.

 Membership

You can join online or in person.

Join

Borrowing

Complete a selection request online or return a paper copy via mail.

Selection request

The borrowing period is six weeks, you can renew items twice if no one else has requested the item. Membership includes all online resources such as eBooks and Brittanica encyclopedia.

All Outback Letterbox Library members are welcome to visit the library to select their own items and participate in all programs.

In a 2017 ABC article one member said -

"Having a bag of books is like Christmas every six weeks!"

 

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