Information and research services

  • Extensive local and family history collections, including the Border Mail and other local papers on microfilm
  • Wide range of online databases and family and historical archives on CD-ROM
  • Extended research service (fees apply)
  • Specialist art, legal and health collections
  • Comprehensive eLibrary


  • Free internet access up to two hours per day and free wi-fi (500 megabyte download limit) for wireless enabled devices
  • Computers available with internet access and Microsoft Office
  • Kidspace computers with filtering software
  • Printing and photocopying (charges apply)
  • Scanners
  • CD listening stations
  • Microfilm and microfiche readers/printers at the Library Museum with access to the library's Border Mail on microfilm archive
  • Check out the technology sessions as part of our regular programs and the online computer school in our e-library if you are looking to improve your technology know-how

Justice of the Peace service

  • A volunteer Justice of the Peace is available at the LibraryMuseum on Saturday mornings 11:00am - 12noon