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Cowra Library To Close For Makeover

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

Taiko Drummers will return to the festival this year, one of the Sakura Cowra Shire Library Branch Librarian, Terry Mills-Edward, is all ready for the new makeover at Cowra Library in a few weeks.

Cowra Regional Library is thrilled to announce a major makeover that will transform our library into an even more vibrant and inviting space for the Cowra community. Starting from Monday, October 9th, 2023, Cowra Library will temporarily close its doors for approximately four weeks as it undergoes an extensive refurbishment.

“The upcoming changes promise to breathe new life into our beloved library, with renovations including new flooring, carpet, lighting, and shelving,” said Cowra Shire Mayor Ruth Fagan.

“We are excited about this opportunity to enhance your library experience and create an even more welcoming environment for everyone,” said Cr Fagan.

“During the temporary closure, Cowra Regional Library remains dedicated to serving our community.”

Here are some important details to note:

Reservations Pickup: If you have reservations to collect from Cowra Library during the closure period, please call us at 6340 2180 to inform us of your visit. Reserved Items: We kindly request that you reserve only non-fiction items from the Cowra Library collection during the closure.

Loan Returns: You can still return your library loans by using the Cowra Library chute. Early Literacy Programs: Our early literacy programs will be temporarily on hold until we reopen.

Home Library Service: The home library service will continue to operate, ensuring that our valued readers can access materials during the refurbishment. Donations for Books for the Outback: We kindly request that you hold all donations for Books for the Outback until we reopen.

Internet and Printing: For those who need internet access or printing services during the closure, please visit the Cowra Neighbourhood Centre at 15 Vaux Street or contact them at 6340 1100. For more information, please contact Cowra Council Communications on 02 6340 2087 or email

And remember, Canowindra Library is just a short journey away. Please check their opening days and hours in the Central West Libraries Service Guide for your convenience.

“The transformation of Cowra Library is being funded by the State Library of NSW and Cowra Shire Council, emphasising our commitment to creating a modern and engaging library space for our community,” said Mayor Fagan.

“We can’t wait to unveil the fresh and improved Cowra Library to you all!” Stay tuned for updates on our progress and the reopening date. We look forward to welcoming you back to a renewed and inspiring library experience.

Live Better are providing a free bus service to Canowindra Library, starting Friday 13th October to Friday 3rd November.

Please meet outside the Cowra Library at 9.30am. The free bus will return from Canowindra at 12pm.

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