Kempsey Shire Libraries

Library information

Libraries are now open with normal operating hours. 

Anyone entering any of the Council libraries must be fully vaccinated and must show proof upon entry.

Please be aware that COVID-19 restrictions also limit the number of visitors in the libraries, and visitors must wear masks and check in.

All library branches are offering a click-and-collect service which doesn't require entry and therefore doesn't require proof of vaccination.

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Library Events

Kempsey Shire Libraries run a range of classes, workshops, activities and events.

From author talks to online cooking classes and kids activities, there is something for everyone each week.   


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Kinderling brings you the best music and audio programs for children’s entertainment, education, mindfulness and sleep. With Kinderling Premium, you can enjoy all your favourite programmes free of advertising; access exclusive ‘Premium-only’ episodes of Bedtime Explorers and other Kinderling Originals; and create bespoke playlists for the kids with all their favourite stories, music and episodes.

New online databases available

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A great range of online databases are now available for library members.

Subjects include literature, science, history, global issues, environmental studies, biography, health & wellness and business.

There is a news database, which gives you access to a wide range of newspapers from around the world.

Also included is access to National Geographic Virtual Library and National Geographic Kids.

All you need is a library card. Then simply log in with you library card number.

Visit our Gale page to see the full range available.

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Library services now available via a new app

Thanks to a new app, you can now access Kempsey Shire Library’s catalogue, renew and reserve books, use self-checkout, access the e-Library, find out what’s on, and more.

To get started all you need to do is:

  • Search for the Mid North Coast Library App via the App Store for iOS devices or Google Play for Android
  • Use your Library membership number and password to set up your account and start browsing

For more information and support with using the app contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or or send an email to

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Stay up-to-date with library news including
author talks, book sales, workshops, children’s events and more in our monthly library eNewsletter.

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Kempsey Shire Council acknowledges the land of the Thunggutti/Dunghutti Nation. We pay respect to Elders past and present. We acknowledge the role of emerging leaders to continue to guide us in the future. We acknowledge the Stolen Generations and the need to change practices to be inclusive. This land always was and always will be Thunggutti/Dunghutti land.