Council's Response to COVID19

For daily updates the South Australian Local Government has asked that you please refer to Coronavirus Disease COVID19 and we recommend that our community uses this resource to remain aware of developments and official reports.

For any further enquiries you can contact Council on 08 8892 0100.

Refer to Council's COVID-19 Page for

  • Support Information
  • Printable Materials
  • Translation Services
  • Closures
  • Financial Assistance Application
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
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Burra Library Holiday Opening Hours

30th June 2020
Until we are ably to fully restore Story Times please call in and borrow one of our Storytime Take home boxes.

Library Holiday Opening Hours

This is the last week of the school term which means that during the holidays we will revert to our holiday opening hours.

As of Monday 6th July, the library opening hours will be from 11am - 1pm and then from 2pm - 6pm Monday - Friday.

We will resume our normal opening times on the 20th of July from 8.30am-6pm Monday - Friday.  We wish students and their families a happy and restful holiday break.

Library Groups/Events

We continue to receive donations of knitted items from our generous knitters.  The end of June saw twenty gorgeous baby teeny beanies and forty eight trauma teddies dropped into the library, thanks to Leonie and Leslie. These will be forwarded to The Women's and Children's Hospital, RFDS and our local emergency services.

Thank you to Mrs Down who has sewn numerous labels onto our knitted items.  If anyone else would be happy to also stitch on labels for us, we would love you to contact us.  We have plenty of items that require labels sewn onto them.

Burra Community Library Seed Bank

We have a variety of seeds available for borrowers including peas, lettuce, carrots and dwarf broad beans. We look forward to our meet.swap.grow plant swap goup being able to meet again soon too.

Australian eBook and Audiobook Titles

Public Libraries SA have curated the following collections of Australian eBook and Audiobook titles which are available to access for free using your library card.

This is only a slice of what is available. Browse the digital collection at

Celebrating Aboriginal Australian Writing:
I Choose SA:
Footy's Back!:
Home & Garden:
Captivating Cookbooks:
Popular Australian Fiction:
Popular Australian Nonfiction:

A curated collection of books on race, resilience, racism and resistance can be found at

For footy fans check out the Footy collection

Magazines titles are also available and recently The Hollywood Reporter, The New Yorker, The Economist and  Billboard were added.

Library of Things

Want to try before you buy? Curious about how some appliances work?  Come and borrow from our expanding Library of Things. Items are free to take for one month and can be placed on hold via our online catalogue shown below, or by using your Libraries SA app. 

Items are electrically tested and we ask that borrowers follow the enclosed instructions and return the items in the clean working order that they recieved them in.  To view our items go to and type in the search box Library of Things or you can click on the image below to take you there.

Older South Australians - Know your rights

The Government of South Australia has produced a guide to the rights of older South Australians, "Knowing Your Rights". 

Knowing Your Rights – a Guide to the Rights of Older South Australians is aimed at older people of any age to help increase their understanding of their rights, especially at different times in their lives, and to recognise the laws that provide safeguards and protection.

Being informed about your rights and certain laws can support you or someone you know to live an active and independent life by staying connected, informed and in control. This resource includes services and websites where information, advice and support can be accessed depending on the concerns or circumstances. Click here to access this guide.


Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of partner organisations around Australia that collect and contribute digital content.  A treasure trove of online resources open for public access available online at Trove