Facilities and services

Parkes Shire Libraries provide a wide range of online and in-person services and facilities for members, residents and visitors. Click below to find out how you can access services within the Shire.

To access online, collections, resources and databases visit My online Library.

Library Services and facilities

Public computers

All Parkes Shire Libraries have computers available for free use. All computers have internet access and Microsoft suite (includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Free Wi-Fi

Parkes Shire Libraries provide free internet access through the library's computers or by connecting your device to the library's Wi-Fi.


Parkes Shire libraries have facilities to scan items to PDF or an image, allowing you to send them via email.

Photocopying and printing services are available at all libraries, with costs starting at $0.30.

Justice of the Peace (JP)

A Justice of the Peace service is available at Parkes Library.

Prior to your visit, we recommend you call the library on 02 6861 2309 to confirm if a JP will be available to assist.

Meeting Rooms

There are two meeting rooms available for use at Parkes Library

Meeting Room 1:

Maximum capacity of 12 people

$35 per hour fee applies for commercial bookings.

Meeting Room 2:

Maximum capacity of 4 people.

$16 per hour fee applies for commercial bookings.


Please call Parkes Library on 02 6861 2309 to make a booking.

Home Library Service


Parkes Neighbourhood Central and Parkes Shire Library offers a free fortnightly housebound service to residents of Parkes who are unable to visit the library personally.

The home delivery service provides access to all items held by Parkes Library. Nursing homes, retirement villages and aged care centres can access bulk loan services.

To register for home delivery or volunteer for this service, contact Parkes Neighbourhood Central at 02 6862 3788 or 02 6862 3757.


St Vincent de Paul Society Trundle offers a household library service in Trundle. Volunteers can assist you in joining the library and will choose items that suite your interests. Please call 0448 238 640 to register your interest in this service.

Recycle @ your Library

Various oral care products can be recycled, including old toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps, electric toothbrush heads and floss containers. The items are shredded, melted into hard plastic, and remoulded into new products. TerraCycle Colgate Oral Care Brigade, an oral care waste recycling program, is available at Parkes Library.

 Please note: cardboard packaging, electric toothbrush handles and bases are not recyclable through this program.