Cowell School and Community Library

Cowell Community Library is a free service offered to the general public. The Community library is funded by the State Government and District Council of Franklin Harbour. The Library offers a number of services to the local community as well as some new programs.


We invite you to take full advantage of all the free services provided to you and welcome suggestions of how to engage the community and serve you efficiently.

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Opening times


Monday - Thursday

8.30am - 4pm


8.30am - 3pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays



School Holiday Opening Times:


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

8.30am - 4pm

Friday-Monday & Public Holidays





  • Children’s Picture Books
  • Children’s Board Books
  • Teen Fiction
  • Early Readers
  • Children’s Non Fiction Books
  • Children’s Graphics Books (comics)
  • Children’s DVD’s and Videos (G)
  • Encyclopaedia’s, Dictionaries, and Reference Books
  • Family DVD’s and Videos (PG)
  • Adult Fiction DVD’s (M – R rated)
  • Music CD’s
  • Documentary and Information DVD’s and Videos
  • Magazine Collection (women’s weekly, wheels, national geographic)
  • Adult Non Fiction Books
  • Adult Fiction Books
  • Large Print Books – Fiction and Non Fiction
  • Community Information – Health, History, Conservation, Education etc.
  • Audio Books – Adult and Children’s


Story Time

Storytime runs in the Library every Wednesday morning, during the school term. Come and have some fun with us each week, as we share a story, sing songs and make craft. Storytime aims to help develop a lifetime love of books and reading while also introducing children to early language and literacy skills. It is a great opportunity to meet & catch up with others families in town in a relaxed environment. Tea & coffee is also available for adults. Contact the Library for more details.


Adult Bookclub

The Library runs a monthly Bookclub for adults and new members are always welcome. The Bookclub offers a choice of non fiction and fiction books each month to cater for different readers. Contact the Library for more details.




Your Library homes a wide range of DVD’s for your convenience our Documentary titles include;

Andrew Denton (Enough Rope), Jamie Oliver, In the Company of Actors, Fast Food Nation, The Abbey, Feng Shui for the Home and Garden, Johnny Cash, Shackleton and Scott, Planet Earth, Australia Land of Parrots, The Great Battles of World War II,

In Detention, Post Cards from the River Murray, Rick Steves’ travel series, Andre Rieu, Billy Bites Yer Bum, The Biggest Loser Work Out, Dave Hughes Live, 20 Years of Rage, Radiance Yoga, Athletic Baby All Star, The Mafia.

Why waste money when you can borrow for free!


Event Hire


The Library is available for your group/club to use as a Venue for meetings or presentations. This includes the use of the data projector for Power Point, DVD or Audio presentations.


 Little Book Worms


Little Book Worms are back this term. Sessions are held fortnightly on a Friday morning at 9.30am in the library – Singing, story, craft and fun. All carers welcome. (A great way for grandparents to help out.)


 Contact Us

You can contact us during library hours.

Dawn Chase - Teacher Librarian

Nicole Turner - Community Library Assistant

42 Story Road


Ph/Fax 8629 2320


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