All financial members of HBOC are eligible to borrow from our extensive library collection. Books may be borrowed for free at any Club night; they must be returned at the following month’s meeting. Simply fill out a borrower’s card and place it in the special box (see our Librarian for assistance if you are a first-time borrower). If you cannot attend the meeting to return your borrowed book/s, please make the necessary arrangements so that they are returned and hence are available to your fellow Club members.

There are certain restrictions about access to the more valuable reference books in the Club’s collection (for example, HANZAB). Discuss with our Librarian about how to borrow such reference books.

The library’s holdings include:–

  • More than 480 books, magazines and reports
  • Many audio CDs and PC CD-ROMs

Below is a list of books in the library (it’s not quite up to date so check with our Librarian if there is something you’re after, that is not listed in the file).

HBOC library holdings: HBOC Library November 2019

HBOC Audio Visual Library holdings HBOC Audio Visual Library January 2017

We also have a library of bird images, covering 500+ Australian birds (and growing). Images potentially are available for members to use in educational and promotional activities on behalf of the Club. Discuss eligibility with the Photo Library manager Rob Palazzi, and see Bird Image Library for more information.