Search Library Catalogue



Member Code:



Join our newsletter to find out what's on @ the library

Search our Website


  • Port Macquarie  
    Grant St, Port Macquarie
    Monday to Friday: 9.30am-6pm
  • Kempsey  
    22 Tozer St, Kempsey
    Monday to Friday: 10am-5.30pm
  • Laurieton  
    Laurie St, Laurieton
    Monday to Friday: 9.30am-5pm
  • Wauchope  
    High St, Wauchope
    Monday to Friday: 9.30am-5pm
  • South West Rocks  
    22 Landsborough St, SWRs
    Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday,: 10am-1pm
  • Stuarts Point  
    Cnr Ocean Ave & Marine Pde, Stuarts Point
    Tuesday&Thursday: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm


Library Events - in photos...

News & Events


bees wax wraps workshop




And the winner is......

The winning entry to the Haiku Competition as chosen by our indepenedent judge is 

The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley

 Wife, artist, mother

 So many plumes, one short life.

 Fly, Elizabeth.

 by Lyn Taylor

This haiku immediately drew my attention. I liked its tone and its simplicity.  There is a gentle unforced quality as if the words belong together in a natural way.  This kind of tone is often present in Japanese haiku. 

As an incentive to read the book, the poem works well too. What is a ‘plume’? Why is Elizabeth asked to ‘fly’, in that powerful last line?  I shall have to read the book to discover the significance. 

Well done Lyn. Your poem is impressive. 

Short List 

Jeffrey Woolf               Brideshead Revisited  

Atheist artist

Loves rich Catholic woman

Love denied again

Maggie Jones               Watercolours

Child art shows up crime

Black market chemical spill

River waters kill

Caleb Rose                  Papillon

Life of lives Henri

Now a butterfly set free

To live out your dreams 

Rebecca Dable            It

The deepest fear floats,

In the sewer of our mind,

Bloated, let it rot

Special Mention

Hallie Tydd    (age 9)

The wolves start to howl,

The devil has awoken,

A red moon rises.

 She is so young, so gifted, and has so much promise. I do hope she continues to write.

Special Mention from St Columba Year 8 

 Kierra Burrows            Wonder

Beautiful in all 
Wonderful on the inside 
Wonder on the out

Isaac Rumbel              The Hobbit

the light brightens 
oh the death the death
it was treacherous


One Book One Community

During the month of March Port Macquarie-Hastings Library Service is encouraging  the whole community to read and discuss the same book. The selected book is "Britt Marie was here" by Frederik Backman. When Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years, left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared.

This a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community, and second chances. 





 The program will culminate in a special Tuesday Book Club Event!

One book, One Community

When: Tuesday 17th April, 6.30pm

Where: Port Macquarie Library

RSVP: to 65818755

This is a free event. Drinks and snacks will be provided.


Locals Talk 

Announcing the first in our new Speaker Series coming to Port Macquarie Library (2nd Saturday of the months March-November)

Saturday 10th March 10-11am

In Celebration of International Women's Day

Welcoming 3 amazing local women:

 Rhonda Radley                Jane Hillsdon              Mandy Davidson


FREE EVENT  ~  All welcome  ~  Morning Tea Provided 



Kanopy online film service now available

Library members can now access Kanopy – a new streaming video service and watch a variety of popular films and documentaries via a computer or by using apps on a tablet or smart phone.

The collection includes titles like Girl AsleepJasper Jones, Perfect Strangers and Salt and Fire.

Kanopy’s main homepage will continually change and update with new selections. It is currently highlighting films from the Sundance Film Festival.

Library members will receive 6 play credits each month. Each film uses 1 play credit. At the start of each month your play credits will be replenished. Customers can also rate and leave comments on the films.

Simply use the Kanopy icon on the library’s website to get started. You will need to create an account by logging in with an email address, Facebook or Google account and then enter your Mid North Coast Library card number. For more information please call any of our branches.