Due to COVID-19 the WG Parker Memorial Library is CLOSED until further notice. 

For anyone who is self isolating, under quarantine or just taking a break from the world our Library provides a range of free e-resources that you can access anywhere!

Library members can also borrow books or other items by phoning the library on 6967 2503 or emailing, library staff will contact you when your item is ready for collection. Please note: all items must be returned via the external book return chute and are sanitized and quarantined prior to reloaning.

WIFI is available outside the library building.


The WG Parker Memorial Library's opening hours are 9.30 am to 5.00 pm Mondays to Fridays and 9.30 am to 12.00 pm Saturdays.

Services provided through the new Library and Rural Transaction Centre include:

  • traditional library services,
  • tourist information,
  • professional offices,
  • meeting room facilities,
  • public fax services,
  • laminating,
  • photocopying,
  • photograph printing,
  • desktop publishing,
  • Centrelink services, and
  • Medicare facilities.

The WG Parker Memorial Library was officially opened on the 10th of June 2005 by the Hon John Cobb MP, Federal Member for Parkes.

The $1.9 million project, including landscaping, was jointly funded by Carrathool Shire Council, Federal Government through the Rural Transaction Centre Program (grant $248,366) and State Government through the State Library of NSW (grant $150,250.) Staff moved to the new Library and Rural Transaction Centre and commenced operating in September 2004.

The Library Service was officially named the "WG Parker Memorial Library" in 1983, in honour of the late WG Parker. Cr Parker had played a significant role in the development of Local Government in Carrathool Shire and in the town of Hillston.

Western Riverina Libraries - Children's Policy 2017
Western Riverina Libraries - Computer Internet Use Policy 2017
Western Riverina Libraries - Inappropriate Behaviour Policy 2017

Contact details
Carrathool Shire WG Parker Memorial Library
02 6967 2503 (ph)
02 6967 2758 (fax)