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Request a book

Did you know you can request a book from any library? For a small fee, we can provide you with copies of articles, chapters, whole books, even photographs, pictures, maps, manuscripts, music and sound recordings. If they're available, we can get them.

See our Library online

Did you know you can visit the Library without having to be here? See our image gallery for a taste of what to expect.

Find music scores

Do you know the Captain Cook March? You can strut with Captain Cook or waltz with wattle blossoms if you visit our music collection. We have scores of music scores for your dancing pleasure.

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