Richmond Tweed Regional Library


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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Wednesday 22 November 2023

Library fees reduced

Following community feedback and in demonstration of its commitment to support individuals and families in the region, the RTRL Committee and Executive Council have voted to reduce library fees for members.

The RTRL Committee and the Executive Council (Lismore City Council) have reviewed public submissions about the increases to the fee structure for library reservations, standard Interlibrary loans and Book Club reservation fees and voted to reduce these fees as follows:
  1.    Reservation fees reduced from $2.40 to $2.00, (this includes Book Club reservations)
  2.    Interlibrary loan fees reduced from $8.00 to $4.50.
The library service will implement these reduced fees beginning Wednesday 22 November 2023.
As a token of community appreciation, all reservations made before this date will automatically enjoy the new discounted rates starting at 10 am on Wednesday 22 November 2023.

Richmond Tweed Regional Library Committee Chair, Councillor Darlene Cook said the vote to support the fee reduction was unanimous.

“RTRL has been serving our community for 50 years and community expectations have always been important to us. This is a good example of how Richmond Tweed Regional Library service is striving to stay in touch with the community expectations, while maintaining quality library services.

“The Committee is happy to have been able to respond to community concerns to keep library services affordable for all.”

View the updated Fees and Charges here
Brenda Gradwell
Business Manager, Richmond Tweed Regional Library
02 6625 5100
Wednesday 01 November 2023

Kingscliff Library closed Monday 6 November to the New Year 2024

Kingscliff Library will close from Monday 6 November until the New Year 2024. The library will be undergoing some wonderful and much-needed renovations during this period, such as a new children's area, customer service desk, staff work room, new shelving in the children's and large print collections and a bookable 4-person meeting pod with technology, including a screen. New digital signage and a 24/7 book kiosk for out of hours are also included in this exciting revamp.

Patrons at Kingscliff are welcome to borrow up to 40 items and keep them until we reopen. All reservations will be free of charge and picked up from Tweed Heads Library. We'll be holding an extra Baby Time session on Mondays at Tweed Heads Library as well as their usual Tuesday and Friday sessions. You can also join the Baby Time session at the Mobile Library's usual Pottsville stop.

We look forward to returning with your fresh, new-look Kingscliff Library!
Media contact: Karen Joc
Tweed Area Librarian, Richmond Tweed Regional Library
07 5536 3672
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

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