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Welcome to your NSW RFS Library



Our NSW RFS library has for 20 years actively understood, supported and enriched the NSW Rural Fire Service information needs.

The library houses a tailored collection, both hardcopy and online, and delivers high-quality, professional library services to our members. The library collecton focuses on published wildfires/bush fires resources but also covers topics such as emergency management, natural sciences, fire science, professional development, leadership, and health and safety. 

The library is for all our NSW RFS members to use. 
 
NSW RFS members enjoy using the new library website


How can the library help you?

  • Information assistance: Ask the librarian for assistance in sourcing publications for your work-related project.
  • Current awareness: Request alerts for new journal issues or tailored for your topic of interest
  • Loans: Books may be borrowed by all members of the NSW RFS. Items are posted to your nominated address and return is easy - use the enclosed return address label and hand in at your district office.
  • Interlibrary loans: Items not held in the NSW RFS library can be obtained from other libraries.
  • Subject reading lists: Collaborate with your professional librarian to compile subject-specific reading guides.
  • Literacy classes: Individual or group literacy training available online or face-to-face to improve your searching skills


If you are visiting NSW RFS HQ, please use our Library to study, browse our collection and borrow books, meet guests, or enjoy some quiet time. 




Published on 22/10/2022 • Show all news
Research news...

Natural Hazards Research Forum 2024

This three-day program includes discussion, engagement, knowledge sharing and road-mapping of natural hazards research through the Natural Hazards Research Centre and from other organisations around the country.

This year's forum is being held in Adelaide in May.

The Natural Hazards Research Forum webpage has more information.





Opening times

The library is open Monday to Friday - closed weekends and public holidays

If you wish to visit, please make an appointment with the librarian.

Location

The library is located on the third floor of the NSW RFS Head Office at 4 Murray Rose Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW.

Contact

Our librarian is Katie Vandine

Phone: 
02 8741 5455

Email:
 rfs.library@rfs.nsw.gov.au

Postal address (for returning library books):
NSW Rural Fire Service - Library
Locked Bag 17
Granville NSW 2142

 

Looking for something light to read. Your NSW RFS library, in conjunction with the Health and Wellbeing department, provide all members access to our Flipster online magazine collection.

With Flipster you can read the latest issues of our health and fitness magazines in addition to other titles such as PCWorld, Wild, and National Geographic. Quickly access a magazine in your browser, or use the Flipster app on your mobile device to download a magazine to read later - even when you're offline!

Contact the library for password and instructions.


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Would you like to receive an email alert (every two months) detailing the new resources, including books, reports and journal articles, that have been added into our library.

May 2024 Library News

March 2024 Library News



To sign up, just contact the library with your email address.

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