Libraries Closed

Update 10/09/2021: Due to ongoing concerns about community transmission, stay-at-home orders in place for regional NSW have been extended. Everyone must stay at home unless they have a reasonable excuse to leave. This means that all Shoalhaven Libraries' branches will still be closed until further notice.

We understand that this is a difficult and challenging time for many, and we will continue to offer as many services as we can under the new restrictions. Please don't forget our Digital Library which is accessible 24/7 from home, and contact us by phone or email if you have any questions. 

Library items: We have enabled an automatic renewal option so your items should never become overdue, but if they do please do not stress. Keep any overdue items with you and return them once it is safe to do so. We do not charge overdue fees and will not be sending courtesy reminders or overdue notices at this time.

Events: All upcoming events and programs have been cancelled until further notice.

Have you been missing borrowing books and movies from our libraries? Well, you're in luck! You can now use our Click, Call & Collect service. Reserve your items and pick them up from the library!

The Book Haven is a new Facebook group for our reading community. Join us for book chat, news and reviews and The Book Haven Book Club, a monthly eBook and eAudiobook club featuring simultaneous loan titles from BorrowBox. Join today

Digital Library

Our Digital Library is always open! Download eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines, stream movies and stay informed with a range of digital resources covering everything from literature to languages to health.

All our apps and digital resources are free for library members. To log in, you'll need a current Shoalhaven Libraries library card number or Digital Membership number and your library PIN (your date of birth by default eg. 01021980) 

eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines

We've got you covered...

BorrowBox - Our most popular platform, featuring eBooks and eAudiobooks across a range of genres. If reservation times are getting you down, take heart - we've just added 11 new eBook and 11 new eAudio titles that each allow 500 loans! That's 11,000 instant loans!

indyreads - Our brand new eBook platform features independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format. Try it out!

Libby - OverDrive's award winning app Libby offers a great range of fiction and non-fiction eBooks and eAudio, plus eMagazines. Download on your mobile device at the App Store or Play Store.

Digital Resources for Kids

Kids are always welcome to read, listen, stream and learn at our Digital Library. Highlights for kids include Story Box Library, Kanopy for Kids, BorrowBox, and Britannica Library. Visit our Kids page to learn more!    

Study Resources

Our Digital Library is a treasure trove of information for students, including magazine, newspaper and journal articles, maps, reports, reviews, images and video, and free access to Britannica Library. Topics include science, human society, the environment, PD/H/PE, literature, history, Australian current affairs, social sciences, and languages. These resources are up-to-date and reliable. They can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Best of all, they’re absolutely free.  View our Study Help page here. 


Our family history eResource Ancestry Library Edition can be accessed from your home computer or mobile device until 31 December 2021. Visit the Genealogy page on the Digital Library to find out more.  

Ask A Librarian Service

Need information for research or school? Submit an email and a librarian will get back to you.

Further information

For further information please contact your local branch

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Our Branches

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, some of our services are currently not available. Please see our updates page for more information.

Sanctuary Point Library

Paradise Beach Road, Sanctuary Point
(02) 4406 2076 | Email

Mobile Library

View timetable
(02) 4429 3705 |  Email

Nowra Library

10 Berry Street, Nowra
(02) 4429 3705 |  Email

Ulladulla Library

Ulladulla Civic Centre, Princes Highway
(02) 4444 8820 |  Email

Milton Library

Old Town Hall, Princes Highway
(02) 4429 8916 |  Email