About our libraries

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”– Dr. Seuss

“Big Sky Library” is the new name and brand for the old “North West Slopes and Plains Library Co-operative”, a partnership between Moree, Walgett and Brewarrina Shire Councils. The Walgett library operates at, 88 Fox Street, Walgett and the Lightning Ridge operates at 53 Pandora Street Lightning Ridge.

The library has not only experienced a name change but also a change in services available, many of which can be accessed on the libraries now web site;


The community is encouraged to check out the Big Sky Library web page and take a look at the services our library can offer you;

  • Did you know you can temporarily join the library “on-line”?
  • Did you know you can borrow e-books and e-magazines on-line and down load them at tome on your I-phone or I-pad? Once your a member you don’t even have to come into the library, you just need access to WI-FI.
  • Did you know that once you have borrowed a book you can renew the loan “on-line” and save yourself a trip to the library?
  • Did you know you can order a book from one of our “Big Sky Library” members and it can be sent from another site to the Brewarrina Library, ready for you to pick up and read.
  • Did you know that if you’re a student and need to access a reference book, magazine, newspaper or periodical on-line, you can from the Big Sky Library website
  • The new website has a facility called “know what to read next” – with a little bit of information from you and will make recommendations on what books you may enjoy reading next?


Opening Hours Walgett Library
Monday:         9am – 5pm
Tuesday:        9am – 5pm
Wednesday:   9am – 5pm
Thursday:       9am – 5pm
Friday:            9am – 5pm

Opening Hours Lightning Ridge LibraryBig Sky Libraries logo
Tuesday:    9am – 5pm
Wednesday:    1:30pm – 5:30pm
Thursday:   1:30pm – 5:30pm
Friday:   9:30am – 1:30pm
Saturday:  9:30am – 1:30pm

Please note that children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult, all membership forms for children must be signed by an adult in the presence of Library Staff.

We encourage bulk borrowing from pre-schools, aged care facilities and welcome community groups to the library for activities.


Babies & Books –  Tuesdays from 10am - 11am in Lightning Ridge


Story time – Library staff are available for group story time sessions in the library or at your pre-school event. Please contact the library for bookings
Stories on the Floor Literacy Outreach Program


Daily Afternoon Activities Available
Please Contact Library For More Details.


For further information contact the Library Officer
Walgett  6828 6103,
Lightning Ridge 6829 0005