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  • Port Macquarie  
    Grant St, Port Macquarie
    Monday to Friday: 9.30am-6pm
  • Kempsey  
    22 Tozer St, Kempsey
    Monday to Friday: 10am-5.30pm
  • Laurieton  
    Laurie St, Laurieton
    Monday to Friday: 9.30am-5pm
  • Wauchope  
    High St, Wauchope
    Monday to Friday: 9.30am-5pm
  • South West Rocks  
    22 Landsborough St, SWRs
    Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday,: 10am-1pm
  • Stuarts Point  
    Cnr Ocean Ave & Marine Pde, Stuarts Point
    Tuesday&Thursday: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm


Library Events - in photos...


Welcome to our Young Adult Services!

You will find:

* Free WiFi

* Schools Collection including study guides and support materials for HSC

* Online access to databases

 * Quiet study space

* Books and magazines

* CDs and DVDs

* Multi-media packs

* Literacy resources

* Local newspapers & primary source materials

* Free RTA Knowledge Test

* 2 hour free access to Internet for library card members

* Graphic novel collection

* Downloadable e-books and audiobooks

* Free and legal music downloads....freegal!

* Free online language!


HSC Information:

The Library has a special HSC Resources collection to assist you in achieving HSC success. Included in the section are a wide range of study guides, such as Excel and Macquarie, criticisms, prescribed texts and other useful resources.

The State Library of NSW also offers research assistance for HSC students

PIPS - Personal Interest Projects:

PIP High Distinction Projects @ your Library

Port Macquarie Library holds examples of leading past papers collated by the State Library. Excerpts of these award winning Personal Interest Projects have been digitised by the State Library of NSW, to show excellence in various areas related to the construction of the PIPs.

Complete copies of these PIPs are shelved at Port Macquarie Library but can be read at any library branch.  Please call 6581 8755 for more information. 

 Projects cannot be photocopied and must be read in the library.

Click here for a brief summary of the Personal Interest Projects held by Port Macquarie Library

We thank the students for generously sharing their hard work. These projects provide a wealth of information and excellent examples of research techniques and report writing.


Database Resources:

Your library databases are collections of online books, journals, newspapers and reference books that are available to you for free.  All you need is your library card!  You can ask for full-text, peer-reviewed and within a certain time frame.

One step further is with your State Library of NSW library card.

The State Library of NSW offers free 24/7 access to local & internatioanl newspapers, e-books, full-text journals, magazines & online databases.  For complete access, all you need is a free State Library of NSW library card. 

Go National with accessing the  National Library of Australia!

Happy hunting for online information.......

Looking for more help with your studies?


 Charles Sturt University Guide for HSC Students - website developed by Charles Sturt University covering, for example, course information on all areas, past exams, study hints and advice for parents.

Welcome to the CSU HSC Library Resource Guide for Senior Secondary Students.

This guide will offer you resources, information and advice, that will help you during preparation for your HSC. It may assist both students and teachers but please note that it is not intended to replace advice from your school. 

We've included links to past exams and study guides, free online resources for each year 12 subject or stream and free multidisciplinary resources.

Belonging....suggested library titles for you...List 1, 2 , 3 & 4

Check here for a list of resources to go with the new theme of Discovery

I want to read a good book - Suggestions?

Try Inside A Dog for suggestions, reviews and author discussions.  

Great Websites For Info & What's new With YA Books! here!

What's new in YA Fiction?  

Click here for the latest YA Fiction for Spring 2018! 



Happy reading!

What activities are there for YAs?

COSPLAY we all had fun in April!

Check the what's on for school holiday schedule for youth events, competitions, author visits and exhibitions.  Have a suggestion? We'd love to hear it!

We have had a fabulous display at Port Library............

Camden Haven High School have very kindly shared

their Cover Me Competition Entries

This competition was designed to promote reading and marry creativity with the complimentary technologies of digital and book.

Entrants had to present an image combining a book cover and a body part.  People's choice will determine prize be announced soon!  The box is overflowing!!!!

Well done Camden Haven High Students and thank you Mrs Rienstra for sharing this great exhibition!

This slide show gives you an idea of the Manga Art as well as the Cover Me Competition!

 And the People's Choice Winners are......

1st Crystal Bird

2nd  Ashlee Karbowiak

3rd Nash Lawrence

Welcome to Genwire


The Genwire website has been created through a partnership between the Mid North Coast Regional Council for Social Development and Arts Mid North Coast. The website consists of two youth related platforms, Genwire Infohub and Genwire Artspace.

Genwire Infohub is managed by the Mid North Coast Regional Council for Social Development and is an information hub for youth services and young people living on the Mid North Coast of NSW. You can use Genwire Infohub to share and search for information about a range of youth topics, youth organisations, youth services/programs, youth helplines, weblinks and events.

Genwire Artspace is managed by Arts Mid North Coast and is an online portal for young people of the Mid North Coast to create and share their art through online project galleries. The site will feature projects based around visual art, video, photography, sound, new media and text as well as workshops, blogs and resources.

druginfo@your library


  druginfo@your library provides excellent up-to-date and reliable free information for young and old about alcohol and drugs.  This website (and associated written materials at your library) is compiled and monitored jointly by the State Library of NSW and NSW Health.



The new edition of a 'Quick Guide to Alcohol and Drugs' is  available from the library or online.  


Drug Info now has a Facebook presence -


Each year there are lots of activities during Drug Action Week.

Take a look at the new Drug Info pinboard.....try the mocktail recipes!

Another great website is Tune In Not Out

So.....what is Tune In Not Out?, or TINO is your one-stop shop for information on a wide range of topics for navigating life’s challenges, from mental health, relationships, exam stress to sexual health and more.

Each topic page features videos, stories, music playlists and factsheets created by services and young people from across Australia brought together in one central location.  You can even submit your own story and playlist for other young people to check out.

To explore TINO, just select a topic you would like info on, and then explore all that page has to offer. You might watch a few videos, check out some factsheets, browse the stories by other young people and even select some tunes to listen to.


Tune In Not Out is a project of the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation Inc.


New Mental Health Fact Sheets + here


The World of Libguides

Some school libraries have Libguides and librarians have very generously shared all their comprehensive research.  The aim of the Libguides is to help you find supplementary information on HSC topics.  The types of suggested  information includes books, websites and YouTube clips.  Your library is a 'gateway to information' and Libguides certainly prove this. 

Thank you, in particular, to staff at The Illawarra Grammar School who have shared their 'libguides'.............take a look!    Some of these suggestions may be helpful for you.


Great Resources For PDHPE Students


A new and improved page for Students and Teachers, with specific resources for PDHPE (Personal, Development, Health and PE) students, is now available on the drug info @ your library website.

This information is particularly relevant for Students in Years 11 and 12 and your mandatory personal development and health education course called Crossroads - researching a particular drug or issue relating to drug and alcohol use.

Information on the website and in the public library collections can be used to assist you with your research. The best resource for you is A Quick Guide to Drugs and Alcohol - the book that the NSW State Library published with NSW Health - which is in all public libraries and was sent to every high school. 

There are also two new research guides in the same format as other State Library guides such as the LIAC Crime Library. One is a guide for PDHPE students researching drug and alcohol information and issues and is aligned to the curriculum for Years 7-10. The other guide is a guide to finding drug and alcohol use statistics (good for students looking to find out how many high school kids drink or smoke or take illicit drugs) and policies and reports.

Students undertaking a Personal Interest Project around drug/alcohol or youth issues may also find the information useful for your research if they are looking at peer pressure, young people and drugs/drinking, body image etc.

The new student pages are located at:

                                Thank you Andrea Curr and Team at the State Library of NSW!