Renew Our Libraries
Port Stephens Council has thrown its support behind the campaign to Renew Our Libraries, which aims to recognise the vital role libraries play in our communities and ensure they are funded sustainably. Read more about the campaign.
Temporary closure of Tomaree Library
Tomaree Library will be closed from Monday the 27th August until Saturday 15th September inclusive while a much needed refurbishment takes place. The new and improved library will reopen on Monday 17th September at 9:00am. Read more about the refurbishment and restricted and alternative services provided during this time.
Search the Catalogue
The Library is part of a co-operative arrangement with Newcastle Region Library, giving borrowers access to a large regional catalogue of reading, audio material and equipment.
Council operates three local library facilities in the Local Government Area, providing free lending and information assistance to residents and visitors
Visiting 14 locations throughout the Port Stephens LGA, the Mobile Library provides access to 10,000 items on board!
Programs and Events
The Library holds a range of regular programs, activities and events for adults and children including storytimes, book clubs, movie screenings, guest speakers, school holiday programs and special events.
Join the library
Membership is Free! All you need is a proof of identity with your current name and address to join.
As well as traditional hard copy items we also offer a large eLibrary including online databases, eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eMusic.
Books and Beans Café
Books and Beans Café is operated out of Raymond Terrace Library and is open on Friday. Head in and sample the great coffee and selection of food items.
Raymond Terrace Art Space
Raymond Terrace Art Space, situated within Raymond Terrace Library, provides a free exhibition space for local artists showcasing varied mediums and is accessible to the public 6 days a week.