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Celebrate 75 years of public libraries
2014 is the 75th anniversary of the NSW Library Act, which established free public library services for the people of NSW. Maitland City Library will be joining with public libraries across the state to celebrate on 3 November. Read more


Bill: The life of William Dobell
Scott Bevan presents the story of one of Australia's greatest artists, exploring how far ambition and talent took a working class boy, and how one painting almost destroyed him. It's also a celebration of community and one man's discovery of where he belongs. Read more


Does the end justify the means ?
Members of the Hunter Valley Socratic Society will examine Machiavelli's book The Prince, and leave you to decide whether Niccolo Machiavelli was the villain history has given us. Read more

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History of Maitland City Library   
When Maitland City Council adopted the NSW Library Act of 1939, it was the thirtieth council to do so. In Dec 1946, the first Maitland Council funded public library service commenced. Journey through the history of Maitland City Library ... read more


Man Booker Prize winner announced
Congratulations to Richard Flanagan on winning the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Narrow Road To The Deep North. Reserve your copy here.

Australia's favourite eMagazines   
16 of Australia's top eMagazines are available from Maitland City Library. Your library card lets you download and keep eMagazines. Read Now


eFlix are here    
Streaming movies directly to your device. Unlimited access to thousands of independent films from around the world. Learn more about these and other eResources available for free.

Share the love of reading   
Reading is more enjoyable when shared with others. Come along to a Library Book Chat or join one of our Book Clubs
Want to start your own Book Club? Ask us about our Reading Group kits.

It's that time of year again. Hats for special occasions or just to feel glamorous, and don't forget the accessories. Exhibit kindly provided by a local collector.
On display at East Maitland Library during November.