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Libraries help getting your business idea up and running

Published on Tuesday, 25th February 2020

Fairfield City Open Libraries’ Workary is providing free, invaluable advice and support for residents who have a business idea, have just started their business or are looking to start a business.

  • Fairfield City Libraries boost education equity

    Fairfield City Libraries boost education equity

    Published on Monday, 2nd December 2019

    Fairfield City Open Libraries is giving local children access to a new range of free Playaway Launchpads and more than 100 different free online learning apps.

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    Donate for Christmas at Fairfield City Libraries

    Published on Tuesday, 26th November 2019

    Christmas is a time of giving and residents can help make a difference this Christmas by donating to the Christmas Giving Trees at any of Fairfield City Open Libraries branches.

  • Library amnesty, return your overdue books and in lieu of the fine donate a tinned food product

    Library amnesty, return your overdue books and in lieu of the fine donate a tinned food product

    Published on Friday, 22nd November 2019

    Library customers can overdue Library items such as books, DVDs and magazines between 15 November to the 24 December and in lieu of the fine, a tinned item product can be donated.

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    Tokyo grown fashion harvested for exhibition

    Published on Wednesday, 13th November 2019

    Residents can journey through the visually vivid delights of Tokyo subculture fashion with the launch of a free photographic exhibition.

  • Fairfield City's Open Libraries win prestigious award

    Fairfield City's Open Libraries win prestigious award

    Published on Tuesday, 2nd July 2019

    Fairfield City Open Libraries has won the NSW Local Government Excellence Award in the Service Delivery category from Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW.

  • Mayor's Summer Reading program a success

    Mayor's Summer Reading program a success

    Published on Monday, 15th April 2019

    Local students have been burying their heads in books more than ever and experiencing reading’s life-long benefits thanks to the Mayor’s Summer Holiday Reading Challenge.

  • Explore Being Your Own Boss

    Explore Being Your Own Boss

    Published on Friday, 29th March 2019

    Being your own boss by starting your own business can be hard work, but is also very rewarding.

  • Whitlam Library Cabramatta extends hours

    Whitlam Library Cabramatta extends hours

    Published on Wednesday, 20th February 2019

    Whitlam Library Cabramatta will further extend its opening hours to midnight on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from March to meet the community’s growing needs to work during the day and study at night.

  • A world of fun at your library

    A world of fun at your library

    Published on Friday, 25th January 2019

    Residents are in for a treat throughout 2019 with a wide variety of fun and entertaining programs, workshops and activities to suit all ages and interests at their local library.

  • Make a difference this Christmas

    Make a difference this Christmas

    Published on Friday, 30th November 2018

    Open Libraries customers and residents can help make a difference this Christmas by donating to Christmas Giving Trees set up at each of the library branches.

  • ‘Fire up’ for the holidays

    ‘Fire up’ for the holidays

    Published on Thursday, 22nd November 2018

    The Fire Tablet has arrived in Fairfield City Open Libraries for members to watch movies, TV shows, read ebooks, listen to audio books or read the newly-arrived Marvel Comics online.

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    Creating pathways to university

    Published on Wednesday, 21st November 2018

    Fairfield City Council’s Whitlam Library and University of Sydney have joined together in an initiative that will provide significant educational assistance to local primary and high school students.

  • A new dedicated space, designed specifically for local business people, entrepreneurs and business students, was launched today by Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone at Whitlam Library, Cabramatta.

    Business and virtual reality space opens at Whitlam Library

    Published on Wednesday, 7th November 2018

    A new dedicated space, designed specifically for local business people, entrepreneurs and business students, was launched today by Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone at Whitlam Library, Cabramatta.

  • Read during summer to win prizes

    Read during summer to win prizes

    Published on Friday, 2nd November 2018

    Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone is challenging children up to 12 years of age to embark on a reading adventure over the summer school holidays.

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    Free sound and video studio arrives at Whitlam Library

    Published on Tuesday, 30th October 2018

    Fairfield City residents and library members now have access to a free quality digital studio to turn their creative imaginations into quality audio and video content.

  • Library my Gov

    Free help with government services at Fairfield Library

    Published on Friday, 12th October 2018

    Fairfield Library in the heart of Fairfield CBD is launching a monthly session for Fairfield City residents who require assistance with online myGov services.

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    New library initiatives provide window to the world

    Published on Friday, 5th October 2018

    Fairfield City residents of all ages have free access to the world of entertainment and learning through a wide range of new initiatives at Fairfield City libraries.

  • Fairfield City residents of all ages have free access to the world of entertainment and learning through a wide range of new initiatives at Fairfield City libraries.

    New initiatives make library your window to the world

    Published on Monday, 17th September 2018

    Fairfield City residents of all ages have free access to the world of entertainment and learning through a wide range of new initiatives at Fairfield City libraries.

  • People utilising computer services from Fairfield City Open Libraries. 
Lynda.com is now accessible for all Fairfield City Open Library members.

    Need help reaching your learning goals? Ask 'Lynda' at the library!

    Published on Wednesday, 5th September 2018

    Fairfield City residents can reach their personal and professional learning goals and increase career prospects through Fairfield City libraries with the recent arrival of ‘Lynda’.

  • The GoChip Beam is now available to borrow from any of Council’s Library branches. Free to use with a Fairfield City Open Libraries membership.

    All 'go' for new library service

    Published on Tuesday, 28th August 2018

    Fairfield City residents can now watch TV series and movies anytime, anywhere, on any device, even without internet - and for free, with a GoChip Beam pack from Fairfield City Libraries.

  • Whitlam Library Reopens 16 July, 2018. Mayor Carbone and workers at Whitlam Library.

    Whitlam Library reopens 16 July

    Published on Friday, 6th July 2018

    Cabramatta’s Whitlam Library will reopen on 16 July following Council’s $1.8 million investment to replace the 44-year-old air-conditioning system.

  • Students enjoying late night library hours

    Late Night Library Approved

    Published on Saturday, 10th March 2018

    Fairfield Council is extending its trial of late night opening hours at Whitlam Library in response to public demand, opening until 10pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

  • Mayor Carbone surrounded by authors David Astle, Ursula Dubosarsky, Karen Foxlee and Lisa Nichol and keen primary school readers.

    Mayor launches summer holiday reading program

    Published on Thursday, 26th October 2017

    Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone launched the 2017 Summer Holiday Reading Program at Whitlam Library, Cabramatta, today (Thursday 26 October).

  • From Left: Cameron Morley, Acting Executive Director State Library of NSW, Mayor FRank Carbone and Fairfield City Council City Manager Alan Young.

    Mayor launches $450,000 library renovations

    Published on Friday, 28th July 2017

    Fairfield City Council’s Whitlam Library in Cabramatta has received a $450,000 makeover, which was officially opened by Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone today.

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    Keep kids busy in April school break

    Published on Friday, 24th March 2017

    Parents will be able to keep their children occupied and entertained with one of Fairfield City Council’s many April school holiday programs.

  • Bring It On DJ entertains the crowd during Youth Week.

    Youth Week provides activities for all

    Published on Thursday, 23rd March 2017

    Fairfield City Council will host an array of free activities for the youth community in celebration of National Youth Week, held between 31 March and 9 April.

  • Plenty to do during Seniors Week

    Published on Monday, 6th February 2017

    Fairfield City Council will host a number of events during Seniors Week, between 3 and 12 March 2017.

  • Mayor Frank Carbone and Leia, the Nao robot.

    The future is Nao at Whitlam Library

    Published on Monday, 18th July 2016

    Nao (pronounced “now”) Humanoid Robots are loveable, interactive and can be personalised – and two will make their home at Whitlam Library, Cabramatta, very soon.