21st Century Libraries Strategy

A 21st Century Libraries Strategy is being developed to make the Armidale region’s libraries more vibrant hubs where people can learn, join in group activities or just meet friends.

Everyone in the community is invited to help shape the strategy, by sharing how they use the Armidale and Guyra libraries and how they would like to be able to use them in the future.

We want to make the libraries a more central part of residents’ daily lives, to connect with one another and, through digital technology, the rest of the world.

Visit the 21st Century Libraries Strategy page on Your Say Armidale

Provide your feedback by completing the online survey. Printed copies of the survey are also available at the Guyra and Armidale libraries.


Armidale Regional Council War Memorial Library

Established in 1954 Armidale Regional Council War Memorial Library has provided continuous service to the Armidale community for more than 60 years. Their vision is to provide a vibrant, generous public space for the whole community.

In May 2017 the Armidale War Memorial Library moved to its current location at 2/182 Rusden St Armidale into a fully refurbished space.

Please visit Armidale Library for more information.


Storytime will be held each Tuesday during school terms at 10.30am. Listen to a story, then enjoy craft activities afterward.

Ideal for pre-school aged children and everyone is welcome.

Guyra Library

The Guyra Shire Library is a modern, innovative library which offers a wide range of reading materials for young and old, as well as access to various online resources for students of all ages, or just for interest. We also have a wide selection of Talking Books, Large Print Books, Magazines, CDs and DVDs. If you need help locating some information, or a particular book, our friendly staff is always available. For a small fee we can also arrange an inter-library loan if we don’t have the title you’re looking for.

For help locating what you need or for any other questions, please call us on (02) 6770 7123 or by email at

Opening Hours

10am to 5pm every weekday
10am to 1pm on Saturdays

Online services:

World Book online

World Book Kids

World Book Student

World Book advanced

World Book Spanish encyclopedia

World Book Timelines