"The library was the place i went to find out what there was to know. It was absolutely essential."

Zadie Smith

Special Needs

Large Print

Large Print books are available at all library branches and include popular fiction and non-fiction titles.

Talking (audio) Books

Talking books are available at all branches. Borrowers registered as Extended Loan Members may borrow up to twenty (20) talking books at one time. Other borrowers may borrow only eight (8) at any one time.

Early Readers

A range of graded early reader books for beginning and/or struggling readers is available across all branches.

Inter Library Loans

Items can be borrowed from libraries outside the Blue Mountains area for a fee as an Inter-Library Loan.

Bulk loans of community language materials can be borrowed from the State Library of New South Wales.

Free Home Library Service

Blue Mountains City Library works with four of the Neighbourhood Centres in the Blue Mountains to provide a free home library service to people who find it difficult to visit the Library.

To find out more about this service please contact one of the Blue Mountains City Library branches or Neighbourhood Centres listed below.

If you would like to become a volunteer please call one of the Neighbourhood Centre phone numbers listed below and ask to speak to the Volunteer Home Visitors Coordinator

  • Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre on (02) 4782 1117
  • Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre on (02) 4759 2592
  • Springwood Neighbourhood Centre on (02) 4751 3033
  • Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre on (02) 4739 1164