Library

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

Services provided through the new Library and Rural Transaction Centre include:
  • Library Services – The library is a branch library of Western Riverina Libraries
  • Meeting Room & Office Hire
  • Centrelink Access Centre
  • Photocopying/scanning/laminating/binding
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Public access computers
  • Public restrooms
  • Historical/Family history searches by appointment.   Email the library library@carrathool.nsw.gov.au with your enquiry

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 - Membership Policy Oct 2020
Western Riverina Libraries - Visitor Code of Conduct Policy Oct 2020
Western Riverina Libraries - Children and Young People Policy Oct 2020
Western Riverina Libraries - Computer and Internet Usage Policy Oct 2020
Western Riverina Libraries - Collection Development Policy Oct 2020
Western Riverina Libraries - Local History Collection Development Policy Oct 2020
Library COVID-19 Safe Plan - 29-03-2021
Mobile Library COVID-19 Safe Plan - 10-02-2021

Contact details
Carrathool Shire WG Parker Memorial Library
02 6967 2503 (ph)
02 6967 2758 (fax)
library@carrathool.nsw.gov.au