The Library has a range of collections to meet the diverse needs of the community.
The Library has a large collection of Adult Fiction books for people to borrow.
This collection is shelved by genre such as Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller and Horror. Books are colour coded to identify genres and the first three letters of the author's surname are on the spine label to make it easy to find works by a particular author.
This new collection is growing rapidly and features films (old favourites and new releases), TV programmes, series and documentaries.
The Library has music CDs to suit a wide range of tastes from Classical, Adult Contemporary and Popular to New Age, Jazz and World Music.
The Library has a collection of CD ROMs for loan, which suits all age groups and interests. Topics in this collection range from virtual tours of Paris to fun with The Wiggles, or help with maths and reading.
Children's fiction aims to meet the needs of very young readers through to teenagers.
The following collections are provided; Children's Picture Books, Children's Easy Readers, Children's Fiction, Children's Classics, Early Learning, Board Books and Children's Graphic Novels.
There are over 10,000 DVDs in the collection, featuring films (old favourites and new releases), TV programmes and series, documentaries and music.
The Library has access to eBooks through the OverDrive eBook service. Thousands of titles of fact or fiction for all age groups are available to read on your eReader, smart phone, laptop or PC.
Graphic Novels encompass a wide range of genres and styles including non-fiction, superhero, gothic noir, and Japanese manga.
The Graphic Novel collection is divided into two categories, Children's and Adult.
Adult graphic novels are aimed at borrowers aged of 15 and over, as they may contain themes or images that are not suitable for younger audiences.
The Library stocks a variety of foreign language newspapers and magazines in the following languages; Polish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Serbian and Spanish.
As part of the One Card network users now have access to items in other languages held at other libraries. Holds can be placed on these items at the library or via the Library catalogue.
The Library has an extensive collection of large print books, both fiction and non-fiction. Much of the fiction collection is colour coded to assist you to find popular genres.
The Local History Collection aims to preserve, for current and future users, the ongoing story of the Tea Tree Gully district.
The collection consists of photographs, Oral Histories, Local History Information File, book collection, The Leader (Dating back to 1965) and microfiche records.
The Library has an extensive magazine collection covering a variety of topics from food, fashion, gardening and films, to travel, pets, business and family history.
Magazines can be borrowed for 2 weeks, except for some current editions, which are only available for use in the Library.
The Library has the following newspapers available for use in the Library: The Advertiser, The Sunday Mail, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Weekend Australian, The Financial Review and the International Express.
Newspapers are located in the Relaxed Reading Area in the Library.
The Library has two main Non-fiction collections: Children's' non-fiction and Adult and Teenage non-fiction.
When selecting non-fiction materials, the Library aims to meet the recreation, information and learning needs of the community.
Non-fiction collections are organised using the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
A browsable Adult non-fiction paperback collection, arranged by popular topics, is also available.
The Library has almost 100 pieces of recreational equipment available for loan. Ranging from hoola hoops, footballs and cricket bats to fitness equipment, boxing gloves and hand weights.
The Library has spoken word titles in cassette, CD and MP3 format. The collection is organised under several broad categories/ genres from Non Fiction to Romance.
The Library also provides access to Audiobooks that can be downloaded directly from the Internet. These can be downloaded as mp3 files through the Overdrive eBook platform.
The Library has a large collection of Teenage Fiction books for people to borrow, which are organised into the following genre; Romance, Fantasy/Science Fiction, General, Thriller/Mystery/Adventure, Horror and Humour.
There is also a small non fiction collection dealing with teen issues.
Like to ask the Library to purchase a new item?
You can by filling out the form on our Suggest we buy... page.