Our eBook and audiobook collections are requiring some love and attention (a platform upgrade) which will be happening during the week 5 - 13 May, 2021. During this time our readers will still be able to read eBooks online and download chapters, plus read previously downloaded eBooks and audiobooks. Unfortunately during this time, readers won’t be able to download any eBooks or borrow any audiobooks.
Our library’s hardcopy collection is never offline though and whilst Australia Post takes a little longer than the internet, books can be mailed directly to your nominated address.
A reminder of how not to treat your library books...St Dominic and the Albigenses c. 1495. A painting by Pedro Berruguete depicting Dominic, founder of the Inquisition, checking books for heresy with a trial by fire.
This standard specifies requirements for the construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas in order to improve their resistance to bushfire attack from burning embers, radiant heat, flame contact and combinations of the three attack forms.
It is available free online in PDF Personal use format until June 2021.
Use this SAI Global link. Select PDF 1 User – the cost is marked as Free. Add to cart and check out as a guest. The PDF link will be sent to your email.
The NSW Rural Fire Service, with the National Library of Australia, has digitised the entire collection of the Bush Fire Bulletin dating back to September 1952. The digitised collection also includes the Sitrep bulletin (a joint publication that incorporated both our Bush Fire Bulletin and the SES Bulletin) from 1976 to 1978.
This historical archived collection is available online in Trove.
Browse the collection.
Search the collection.
If you are looking for articles on a particular topic, e.g. the town of Merriwa, you can easily search the whole Bulletin collection in Trove.
Open the Trove search box using this link. The search box is pre-filled with the Bulletin catalogue items. There are over 6000 articles.
In the search box (after the Bulletin Catalogue items), type in AND followed by your keyword(s) e.g. AND Merriwa
Click on the search icon. The resulting articles will be listed. Please contact the library if you need any assistance.