Changes to the Riverina Regional Library Service
From July 1st, 2022, Wagga Wagga City Council (WWCC) will no longer be a member of Riverina Regional Library (RRL). A decision was made by WWCC at its Council Meeting on September 13, 2021, to separate from RRL and establish an independent library service. Due to this decision, some service changes will take place leading up to June 30, 2022.
These services changes are:
- Placing reservations via the RRL online catalogue will not be available from May 1, 2022, until July 1st, 2022. Members can still place reserves by phoning, emailing, or visiting their local branch library. Contact details can be found here.
- From July 1, 2022, items borrowed from an RRL branch should not be returned to the Wagga Wagga City Library. Similarly, items borrowed from Wagga Wagga City Library should be returned there directly.
- The Mobile Library will cease service at the five stops in the Wagga Wagga City Council area of Collingullie, Humula, Ladysmith, Tarcutta, and Uranquinty. During the final visit to these stops, members will be unable to loan new items, only return existing items. Any outstanding loans after July 1, 2022, should be returned to the nearest branch library. For information on those dates, please see the Mobile Library schedule here: Mobile Library Branch Page
Frequently Asked Questions
I live outside the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area; how does this affect me?
There will be no changes to your membership within the remaining RRL branches.
If you currently visit the Wagga Wagga City Library and wish to continue to do so, you will need to become a reciprocal member. This can be done by visiting the Wagga Wagga City Library after July 1, 2022.
I live in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area; how does this affect me?
You will automatically become a member of the new Wagga Wagga City Library service.
If you wish to continue using any of the 19 RRL branches, you will need to visit one of our branches to become a reciprocal member after July 1, 2022.
Reciprocal members are unable to reserve items held in RRL branches, however may visit one of our 19 branches directly to borrow items.
I visit one of the Mobile Library stops in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area; how does this affect me?
The five current Mobile Library service points in the Wagga Wagga LGA (Collingullie, Humula, Ladysmith, Tarcutta, Uranquinty) will be serviced from July 1 by the Agile Library Service. This service consists of two vans operated by the Wagga Wagga City Library. For more details on this service, please contact Wagga Wagga City Library on 02 6926 9700 or visit the library website here.
What is a reciprocal member?
Within New South Wales public libraries, a member of any library can obtain membership to any other public library under the reciprocal borrowing agreement. However, this membership often has restrictions such as a limit on the number of items that you can borrow at once. For both RRL and Wagga Wagga City Library, this limit is four items.