Keeping you up to date with the latest news and events at your local library


Keeping you up to date with the latest news and events at your local library

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Library News

Thursday 18 January 2024

Library server upgrade, Thursday 8 February 2024

We’ll be upgrading our library server on Thursday 8 February 2024. This will cause interruptions to some services on the day. You’ll be able to borrow and return items but you won't be able to reserve or pay fees. Some services will be unavailable, such as the online library and the RTRL app.
This exciting upgrade will provide improved service delivery for our libraries as well as access to the latest technological innovations and mobile on-the-go services. Following the upgrade you’ll notice a refreshed catalogue with dynamic content. Thank you for your patience as we improve services.
Media contact: Brenda Gradwell
Business Manager, Richmond Tweed Regional Library
02 6625 5100

Tuesday 12 September 2023

Celebrating 50 years of Richmond Tweed Regional Library

On 5 November 1973, Lismore City Council and Ballina Shire Council agreed to a joint provision of library services across our region—and Richmond Tweed Regional Library (RTRL) was born. It wasn’t long after, that Tweed, Byron, and Mullumbimby Councils joined the successful model which went on to become one of the largest regional library services in NSW. Our libraries currently provide access to knowledge, information, and entertainment to more than 200,000 Northern Rivers residents through its 12 static branches and a mobile library.

Regional Library Manager, Lucy Kinsley said, “Over the years, the face of the library has transformed. Buildings have changed and staff have come and gone, having provided their own unique and invaluable contribution to this essential public service. Libraries are bustling, dynamic community meeting places, open to everyone. They’re filled with progressive minds and exciting opportunities. The success of our regional library service is due to the staff and the community.”

Lucy Kinsley also said, “In 2023, we say thank you to our supportive Councils, library users, communities, and staff. It’s the perfect time to visit your local library and help us celebrate by sharing your library experience.”

RTRL staff and family—past and present—are invited to express their interest in attending an official celebration in Ballina on Sunday 12 November 2023. Please email and more information will be provided. When posting your library memories to social media, please tag the library and use the hashtag #RTRL50.
Media contact: Lucy Kinsley
Regional Manager, Richmond Tweed Regional Library
02 6625 5100

Flood recovery donations

Donations are being accepted following the recent flooding and damage of libraries across the region. more