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  • Aberdeen Library >

    Phone: 02 6540 1303

    Moray St, Aberdeen NSW 2336

    Fax: 02 6540 1303

    Email: aberdeenlibrary@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au


    Monday closed
    Tuesday 10.00am - 2.30pm
    Wednesday 3.00pm - 7.00pm
    Thursday closed
    Friday 11.30am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.30pm
    Saturday closed
    Sunday closed
  • Cassilis Library >

    Phone: 02 6376 1295

    Community Centre, Cassilis

    Fax: 02 6376 1295

    Email: cassilislibrary@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au


    Monday closed
    Tuesday closed

    10.00am - 1.00pm

    Thursday closed
    Friday closed
    Saturday closed
    Sunday closed


  • Denman Library >

    Phone: 02 6547 2208

    7 Ogilvie Street, Denman

    Fax: 02 6547 2485

    Email: denman@muswellbrook.nsw.gov.au


    Monday 10.00am - 12.00pm then 2.00pm - 5.00pm
    Tuesday 2.00pm - 5.00pm
    Wednesday 2.00pm - 5.00pm
    Thursday closed
    Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm then
    2.00pm - 5.00pm
    Saturday 9.00am - 12.00pm
    Sunday closed
  • Merriwa Library >

    Phone: 02 6521 7007

    Bettington Street, Merriwa

    Fax: 02 6521 7080

    Email: merriwalibrary@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au


    Monday closed
    Tuesday 10.30am - 12.30pm
    Wednesday 1.00pm - 5.00pm
    Thursday 1.00pm - 5.00pm
    Friday 1.00pm - 5.00pm
    Saturday 9.00am - 11.00am
    Sunday closed
  • Murrurundi Library >

    Phone: 02 6540 1363

    47 Mayne Street, Murrurundi

    Email: murrurundilibrary@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au


    Monday 8.30am - 4.30pm
    Tuesday 8.30am - 5.00pm
    Wednesday 8:30am - 5.00pm
    Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm
    Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
    Saturday 10.00am - 12.00pm
    Sunday closed


  • Muswellbrook Library >

    Phone: 02 6543 1913

    126 Bridge Street, Muswellbrook

    Fax: 02 6543 1325

    Email: library@muswellbrook.nsw.gov.au


    Monday 10.30am - 5:30pm
    Tuesday 10.30am - 5:30pm
    Wednesday 10.30am - 5:30pm
    Thursday 10:30am - 8.00pm
    Friday 9.30am - 5:30pm
    Saturday 9.00am - 12.00pm
    Sunday 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Scone Library >

    Phone: 02 6540 1183

    130 Liverpool Street

    Fax: 02 6540 1370

    Email: sconelibrary@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au


    Monday 10.00am - 5.30pm
    Tuesday 10.00am - 5.30pm
    Wednesday 10.00am - 5.30pm
    Thursday 10.00am - 5.30pm
    Friday 10.00am - 5.30pm
    Saturday 9.10am-12.00pm
    Sunday closed


 Lots happening at Upper Hunter Shire Libraries including guest speakers, new opening hours, Library Lovers Day and a new facebook page


Wednesday evenings at Aberdeen Library

During February and March 2018, Aberdeen Library will be trialing a change to opening hours, including an evening opening on Wednesdays until 7pm, to make it easier for those working full-time to drop in. 

Visit Aberdeen Library on Wednesday 7 February to see a display of historic photos from the Aberdeen Local Studies Group. The group will also be available at the library from 4pm to 5.30pm to give out sheets for people to fill in their genealogy which will be archived so local families can have their family history recorded and stored locally. Members of the Aberdeen Local Studies Group will be happy to assist and answer questions regarding local history. Light refreshments will be provided including tea and coffee.

A survey of Aberdeen library members indicated interest in changed opening hours. To keep overall hours the same, the Aberdeen Library will close on Mondays and Thursdays during the trial. Libraries in Murrurundi, Merriwa and Scone already offer Saturday morning openings. 

The trial evening opening is just one of the ways Upper Hunter Shire libraries are trying new ways to spread the word and help even more people access the amazing resources available free to library members through the Upper Hunter Library Network (UHLN). 

Guest Speaker - Girl Over the Edge 

Caption: Author Kim Hodges is speaking at free events in April at Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone libraries.

Mark your diary for a special guest speaker coming to Scone, Merriwa and Murrurundi libraries in April. Academic and author Kim Hodges will be talking about her latest book Girl Over the Edge about her lived experience of mental illness. Have you ever wondered what happens in a mental health clinic or hospital? Ms Hodges talks about her experiences in a raw, honest and confronting way, giving insight and challenging beliefs and attitudes to reduce the stigma around mental illness. In this follow up memoir to her incredibly successful debut memoir Girl on the Edge (2016), she takes the reader into severe episodes of depression, on the road to recovery and everything in between. 

“This memoir captures: the denial, stigma and shame I have in my own mind about mental illness; the debilitating physical and mental agony of the illness; engagements with health professionals, and facing my own mortality,” Ms Hodges said.

Ms Hodges will be speaking at 10am Scone and 2pm Merriwa Libraries on Thursday 12 April 2018 and at 10am at Murrurundi Library on Friday 13 April. The book will be on sale for $30 at the presentations. For more information visit


Along with libraries around the globe Upper Hunter Shire Libraries celebrate Library Lovers’ Day on 14th February. 


Valentine'S Day, Love, Affection, Heart

This year, we are asking members to ‘Rate your Date with a Book’. Come along to your nearest Upper Hunter Shire library and choose books to take home on a ‘date’. Staff will give you a bookmark to mark your rating for that book. Completed bookmarks will be displayed in your library allowing people to see what books other readers recommend. This activity will run until 31  March 2018. A small chocolate surprise will be offered in exchange for each completed bookmark returned to the library. 

Murrurundi Facebook Page

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Council is trialing a Murrurundi Library Facebook page. Everyone - not just Murrurundi residents or library members - is welcome to follow the page and it will provide links to the UHLN website and catalogue where you can online borrow e-books, audio books, e-magazine, and information about library events. Readers can also use the page to share their own reviews and recommendations of treasures they have found in the on-line catalogue or in their local library.


Caption: Author Kim Hodges is speaking at free events in April at Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone libraries.