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Become a free member and visit both libraries any time you like, or become a Friend, Volunteer or Donor – and help us to keep bringing great stories to the Albury community.

There are a number of ways you can support the LibraryMuseum and Lavington Library.

  • Become a Friend keyboard_arrow_right

    The Friends of Albury Libraries and Museum are a community liaison group that provides feedback and support to develop programs, services and collections. The Friends committee meets on the last Wednesday of each month between 4.30pm and 5.30pm at the LibraryMuseum.


    • are involved in events and fund-raising activities such as the regular book sales to support our programs, services and collections.
    • provide voluntary assistance across a range of areas including assistance with shelving and book processing, local history projects, exhibitions and delivering books to housebound readers.
    • provide input and feedback on library and museum operations.
    • enjoy social activities and receive invitations to and information about our cultural services programs and exhibitions.
    • receive 10% discount on LibraryMuseum shop items.
  • Become a Volunteer keyboard_arrow_right

    As a volunteer you'll increase your knowledge of our amazing programs, exhibitions, events and collections, and meet other community members, artists and cultural professionals. Volunteers receive training and support and automatically become a member of the Friends of the Albury LibraryMuseum.

    Volunteers assist at the LibraryMuseum and Lavington Library in the following areas:

    • Museum and Social History Collection and Research
    • Libraries Collection and information Services
    • Exhibition attendant
    • Learning and Outreach
    • Home Library Service

    If you are interested in volunteering, please read the Volunteer application pack for further information and complete the application form. You can contact the LibraryMuseum on 02 6023 8333 to discuss further.

  • Become a Donor keyboard_arrow_right

    We are always interested in donations that help us preserve our sense of history for current and future generations.

    Our collection would not be what it is without the generosity of donors. With their help we are able to preserve objects of significance for the benefit of the wider community. Potential donations are considered in the context of the AlburyCity Cultural Assets Development and Management Policy, existing collection holdings, provenance, conservation requirements and storage constraints.

    To discuss making a donation contact:

    Albury LibraryMuseum
    Museum & Social History Team

    Phone: 02 6023 8333

  • Become an Intern keyboard_arrow_right

    We welcome applications from tertiary students who wish to complete an internship placement with us. There are a range of project areas available including exhibition development and collection management.

    Projects available from 2024 onwards include:

    • Flying Fruit Fly Circus Collection – seeking a self-motivated student with excellent research skills and knowledge of collection management to review the audio-visual components of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus Collection, catalogue, digitise and house items, and identify items for possible deaccession.
    • Collection Digitisation – seeking an intern to scan and photograph new social history acquisitions to industry standards using the state-of-the-art equipment at the Murray Region Digitisation Hub.

    Other project areas can be negotiated for the right applicants.

    Please contact us to discuss further:

    Albury LibraryMuseum
    Museum & Social History Team
    Phone: 02 6023 8333

    Note: students wishing to complete project work without the sponsorship of their educational institution should apply as volunteers (see above).

Suggest an Exhibition

Albury LibraryMuseum and Lavington Library manage an exhibition program designed to engage both our community and visitors. Exhibitions may cover a broad range of topics including history, heritage, social issues, popular culture, and culture in a range of forms.

Exhibition suggestions and proposals from community members and community groups may be considered as part of the exhibition program. We welcome proposals from artists, though please note that we are not a commercial gallery.

Exhibition proposals are considered every 3 months.

You may wish to consult the Libraries and Museum Exhibition Policy prior to making your suggestion.

For more information about exhibiting your work at Murray Art Museum Albury, visit Artists.

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AlburyCity Museum and Social History Acquisition and De-accessions Committee

The AlburyCity Museum and Social History Acquisition and De-accessions Committee is a volunteer committee designed to ensure and objective and professional approach to the management of the Museum & Social History Collection.

The role of the Committee is to ensure an objective and professional approach to museum collection management.

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    • provides support in evaluating potential acquisitions to the museum collection, over the value of $500, against the criteria in the AlburyCity Museum and Social History Collection Policy and recommend acquisition or rejection.
    • assesses the information provided to support de-accessioning of items from the Museum and Social History and Archives collections and make informed recommendations.
    • meets quarterly at Albury LibraryMuseum.
    • Academia (cultural/heritage affiliation)
    • Albury & District Historical Society
    • Museum sector professionals
    • General community members with an interest in social history and heritage
    • First Nations community members.
    • Experience in the museum, cultural heritage or archive sector either in a voluntary or professional capacity
    • Demonstrated skills to assess potential acquisitions against criteria
    • Knowledge of or ability to acquire knowledge of AlburyCity’s and/or other Museum and Social History collections.

Further information: AlburyCity Museum and Social History Acquisition and De-accessions Committee Guidelines

Nominations for vacant committee positions are opened each year in May / June, on the Have Your Say webpage. All nominees will be notified of the outcome in July.

Committee terms are three years.

Come together at the library

Borrow from our collections of books, DVDs, e-books and magazines; browse the internet on our computers, access free wifi, attend exciting exhibitions and programs, and meet up with friends for a coffee at Retro Lane Café.