Holiday Healing – Subject of the Month

Due for some vitamin sea? Can’t sea the fo-rest for the trees? Time to retreat and not abandon trip with a journey from your armchair with TAFE NSW Hunter & Central Coast Libraries at your surfice.

Bon : The Last Highway : The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back In Black - Jesse Fink Book:  Bon : the last highway

The untold story of Bon Scott and AC/DC’s Back In Black. This is the original, forensic, unflinching and masterful biography Bon Scott has so richly deserved and music fans around the world have been waiting for.






Image result for la la land dvd cover DVD: La La Land 

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.




Super Food Family Classics - Jamie Oliver Book: Superfood family classics

If you’re looking for fresh ideas and an easy way to make healthy eating a part of everyday family life, Jamie’s Super Food Family Classics is the book for you.




The Shepherd's Hut

Book: The Shepherd’s hut

A rifle-shot of a novel – crisp, fast, shocking – The Shepherd’s Hutis an urgent masterpiece about solitude, unlikely friendship, and the raw business of survival.





Be beachy keen, let your endolphins run high, don’t soboateur your chances and don’t be late to check-in to TAFE NSW Hunter & Central Coast Libraries and check-out (or else suffer pier-pressure).

TAFE NSW Hunter & Central Coast Libraries – Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from all library staff!

merry christmas

read a book in the sun

TAFE NSW Hunter & Central Coast Libraries are open on varied hours from 10 December 2018 to 1 February 2019. Library hours are subject to changes, so please check library holiday hours before you visit:


You are welcome to visit any TAFE NSW Library if your usual location is closed. To find a Hunter & Central Coast library near you, go to:

catch up on some summer reading

Be relaxed and recharge with a good book! Staff and continuing students are welcome to borrow over the holidays. Every TAFE library has a selection of fiction, cooking and lifestyle books, biographies, classics, magazines and DVDs. See the latest issue of Relax & Enjoy for holiday reading ideas:

Key Dates

Monday 10 December 2018- Friday 21 December 2018 Libraries are open at variable hours and for Enrolment Information Sessions at some locations
Monday 24 December 2018 – Friday 4 January 2019 All libraries and locations are closed for the TAFE NSW Christmas Vacation period
Monday 7 January 2019 – Friday 1 February 2019 Libraries are open at variable hours and for Enrolment Information Sessions at some locations
Monday 28 January 2019 All libraries and locations are closed on the Australia Day Public Holiday
Monday 4 February 2019 Regular library hours resume for start of Term 1 2018

International day of people with disability

Events in NSW for International Day of People with Disability

December 3 is International Day of People with Disability. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.  The theme this year is ‘Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’. Join in on the IDPwD events around NSW!

Looking for something closer to home? Newcastle’s Grain Silos Shine a Light each year to mark this important date.

Accessible Arts, the peak organisation for Arts and Disability in NSW, works with cultural organisation Octapod on advocacy, capacity building and removing barriers to accessing the arts in Greater Newcastle. Dr Riona Tindal, Accessible Arts Deaf Arts Coordinator, will be based at Octapod throughout 2019 to address the arts and cultural needs of people with disability in the region.

We also provide a Disability Resources LibGuide with services, support and information available for TAFE NSW students and staff.