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Library Opening Times:

  • Monday to Friday: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
  • Saturday: 9.30 am – 12 noon

The Carrathool WG Parker Memorial Library is located at 175 High Street Hillston and is a multifunctional facility for all members of the community, incorporating Library Services, Rural Transaction Centre Services and is a Centrelink & Medicare Access Point.

Carrathool Shire Council is a member branch of the Western Riverina Library Service. Membership to the library allows the public free access to e-resources check out online services for more information.

To view WRL Annual Report and relevant WRL Policies please visit:

Local History Resources

The Library maintains a reference collection of local history materials for use by members and visitors within the library.

Our collection includes books, files and microfilm copies of the Hillston News  1882 – 1883 Hillston Spectator from 1898 to 1952.  Digital copies of both papers are available to view in the library with the Spectator from 1898 to the present day.

Historical photographs are available to view online from the library catalogue and the library has for sale copies of “Where the River Divides” for anyone wishing to obtain a written history of Hillston and District.

Genealogy Resources

The library has a number of Family History resources available for researchers.

These include Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes for NSW and Victoria, a Cemeteries Data Base that that has been indexed with Obituaries, Death Notices, etc from local newspapers, digitised copy of the Hillston hospital records  June1, 1886 – March 6, 1891, December 12, 1907 – December 27, 1910  Outpatients 1888.

A library subscription to  is also available for customers to use in the library, for more information just come in and see us.

What's New at the Library?


Resurrection Walk

Lion & Lamb

Lola In The Mirror

The Other Bridget

Stone Yard Devotional

The Dinner Party

Contact us

Carrathool Shire “W.G.Parker Memorial Library”

Phone: 02 6967 2503


Services Available:

  • Lending – Books, DVDs, magazines, Audio Books, and much more
  • Local Historical Collection
  • Historical Photograph Collection
  • Storytime – Tuesdays in the school holidays for children under 12
  • Computers for Public Use
  • Community Information
  • access for all members (via on site PC)
  • Facsimile Service – sending & receiving
  • Photocopying / Scanning / Laminating Service
  • Free WiFi Access
  • Xbox with various games
  • Professional offices to rent
  • Meeting room facilities
  • Centrelink access point
  • Medicare access point
  • JP service
  • Training for Seniors on using digital devices and the internet

For more information on our services or to book a meeting room please call 02 6967 2503.