One of the perks of membership with the Tasmanian Writers Centre is access to our free lending library. We specialise in Tasmanian books – and encourage our members to donate copies of their published works. Our collection also includes a variety of writing professional development guides, a selection of noteworthy Australian and international titles, as well as local and Australian journals. We also collect publications from Prince Edward Island (Canada) kindly donated by many of the PEI authors who have visited Tasmania on our exchange program.
Our library collection is now located in the TWC office, and available for members to browse during office hours. To save time why not Browse our selection of books online via Library Thing. You can search by author, title and subject area, and if you want to reserve an item just email us: firstname.lastname@example.org – and we will put it aside for you to collect, or if you live outside of Hobart, we can help arrange delivery.
Not in Hobart? Browse our collection online and contact the office to request a loan or feel free to pop into your local library. For a full list of the libraries across Tasmania and their opening hours, visit the LINC website. Uniquely all Tasmanian State Library collections are connected – you can browse online and place a hold for any title to be collected at your local library or Linc. They have a wide range of online resources too, including Trove, a treasure trove of digitised Australian newspapers and journals. Local libraries also host activities, author talks and workshops – pop in and visit your local librarian to find out more. We recently sent the finest authors into libraries from Queenstown to Kingston, in which they ran a series of children’s creative writing workshops. See them in action in our photoblog and keep up to date with further workshops in our What’s On page.