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CWA Country of Study 2014 - Botswana 

Each year the Country Women's Association of Australia studies a particular country from around the world. This year, the chosen country is Botswana. Click here to visit Central Northern Regional Library's great collection of online Botswana resources, and don't forget to drop into your local library to pick up some books, too!  

Digital magazines available now!

Zinio for Libraries offers full colour, interactive digital magazines for you to enjoy 24/7.  Check out our collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.  Choose from titles such as Gardening Australia, Homespun, Rolling Stone, The Economist, Vogue, Popular Science and lots more!  If you need some assistance in getting started check out our Quick Reference Guide.


Do you have old images of the Shoalhaven? 

We would love to scan them and add them to our Local Heritage Images Collection. Contact our Local Heritage Librarian Derrilin to find out how you can be a part of this exciting project. To view the collection, click here to visit our online catalogue and take a fascinating journey into the Shoalhaven's past. 

Curious about eBooks but aren't sure you want to buy an eBook reader yet?  Come into Shoalhaven Libraries and test drive an eReader today!  You can choose to borrow a blank eReader or one already pre-loaded with titles to enjoy for free! To find out more, just ask our friendly staff at one of our branches or phone (02) 4429 3705 for more information.

Free wifi

We've got free wifi at all our libraries - Nowra, Sanctuary Point and Milton!  So pop in and surf the web!

We have libraries located at Nowra (map in new window), Sanctuary Point (map in new window), Milton (map in new window) and Ulladulla (map in new window) and in addition a mobile service that travels to our smaller communities.
Everyone is welcome to use our libraries. We provide lending and information services and an extensive range of resources, activities and events.

About Shoalhaven libraries

Learn more about your library.

Your local library

Find out about opening times, contact details, local events and more:

Information services

Got a question? Need some help? Ask us.
  • Electronic resources: Search the library's online databases (some of which you can access from home) for articles, images, maps and much more
  • Local heritage: Looking for local information or historical records?  We hold local resources, as well as providing access to genealogical databases
  • Community information: Search our online directory (new window) for information about local clubs and organisations in the area 
  • Legal information: We hold simple plain language guides and pamphlets to legal texts and more complex primary materials
  • Drug information: We provide up to date information about alcohol and drugs for youth and parents
  • Ask a librarian: Got a question you can't answer?  Come in and see one of our reference librarians.  If you can't make it to the library call on (02) 4429 3705 or send an e-mail


We have lots of resources, events and activities for kids.  Check out our Events calendar (new window) to find out what's going on and where. 


News, events and lots more services for young people. We have HSC resources, as well as lots of books, magazines and activities.

If you didn’t find the information you were looking for, please call into one of our libraries, give us a call on (02) 4429 3705 or send an e-mail.


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Branching Out! Shoalhaven Libraries newsletter
Check out our new library newsletter that has information about upcoming events and activities, new resources and books

Volume 1 Issue 1 - Branching out! (PDF 845 kb)
Volume 1 Issue 2 - Branching out! (PDF 665 kb) 
Volume 1 Issue 3 - Branching out! (PDF 775 kb)
Volume 1 Issue 4 - Branching out! (PDF 1.15 mb)
Volume 2 Issue 1 - Branching out! (PDF 1.1 mb)
Volume 2 Issue 2- Branching out! (PDF 1 mb)