At Libraries Tasmania we love our volunteers!

Our volunteers play a vital role in helping us deliver high-quality services to the communities we support across Tasmania.

They share their knowledge, skills and time with our members, visitors, and staff.

Sunday 5 December is International Volunteer Day, and we are celebrating our volunteers!

From adult learning mentors and literacy tutors to State Library and Archive Service volunteers and Home Library Service couriers, to those who support 26TEN and our digivols online, our volunteers are valued by all areas of Libraries Tasmania. Thank you to all our generous and dedicated volunteers.

If you’re interested in volunteering at Libraries Tasmania in 2022, read the Libraries Tasmania Volunteer Information Guide and complete an expression of interest form.

Go digital this December

What a busy year it’s been at Libraries Tasmania!

We’ve had an incredible year, sharing our programs, collections, and events with you.

Some of our highlights include the 91 STORIES exhibition, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra at George Town Library and Launceston Library, Book Week across all our public libraries, 26TEN Week, celebrating Launceston Library’s 50th anniversary, 150 Years of Tasmanian Railways and Stories After Dark.

Thank you to our amazing members and visitors who make our libraries the thriving spaces that they are.

The library in your pocket

We’re very excited to be expanding our digital offerings this month! December can be a busy time for many of us and making time to read and relax isn’t always at the top of the list… but we’re making it easy with the launch of our new, free Libraries Tasmania Lending App.

Using the app, you can access your membership, place holds, and browse the full Libraries Tasmania collection. The app is now available for download to any iOS or Android device.

And don’t forget all our existing eLibrary options that are designed so you can get your library fix straight to your device! We have thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, music and more.

Simply search the Libraries Tasmania eLibrary or download Libby, BorrowBox, or Story Box Library straight to your iOS or Android device.

Are movies your thing? You can stream movies for free with your Libraries Tasmania membership via Beamafilm.

If you’re looking for something digital to keep you busy, why not volunteer for Digivol.

Our Digivol volunteers transcribe and index information from our fascinating and unique Tasmanian collections. They play an important role in making our collections available for use globally!

Are you still keen to visit the library in person?

Get crafty, thoughtful, and adventurous by attending one of our local events this month:

Our events do book out, so make sure you register today!

To find out what’s on offer, search for Libraries Tasmania on Eventbrite, or contact your local library.