About Tea Tree Gully Library

Located at the City of Tea Tree Gully Civic Centre, the Tea Tree Gully Library has a range of collections and services to meet the diverse needs of our 60,000 registered borrowers. We have a collection of over 130,000 items including books, DVDs, CDs and magazines. We are committed to staying in touch with our registered borrowers and now provide news, insights and information through our library blog “Off the shelf”.

Love in the 90s

While going through the compactus in the Community History Room I found these old cassette tapes which took me instantly back to the 1990s. A well selected mix tape was a vital part of any 90s courtship. The songs were carefully chosen to express how you wanted the person to see you but also how you wanted to relate to the person.

The mix tape was a maze of subtexts layered with meanings but a well trained eye could read the meaning behind the tape well before they even listened to the songs. A 60 minute tape meant “I ‘like’ like you”. A 90 minute tape meant “I think I love you” and a 3 pack of 90 minute tapes was essentially a marriage proposal.

My mix tapes always had a Cure song (to show that I was “dark”), a Smiths song (to show that I was “clever”) and a Kylie Minogue song (to show that I was “fun” and open to irony).

What would have been on your mix tape?

Like, love and marriage.

Like, love and marriage.

Love magazines and documentaries? Read on…

As a member of Tea Tree Gully Library you have 24/7 access to a variety of online resources, for both learning and leisure. All you need is your library card number and PIN.

A couple of really exciting resources the library subscribes to are; Zinio which allows you to download and read current, popular magazines and Beamafilm featuring streaming video of top quality Australian and overseas documentaries. Why pay for these things when you can get them free from the Library!

Zinio magazines onlineOur Zinio magazine collection covers a wide range of topics from entertainment, lifestyle, food and travel to sport, fitness, craft and technology. We’ve added new titles such as donna hay magazine, delicious, National Geographic, Inside Sport and Australian Country Style which are all available for you each month to download and read on your PC, tablet or smartphone.

If you enjoy watching quality films and documentaries, Beamafilm is a resource you will love. There are many titles to choose from and new content is added regularly. Beamafilm’s catalogue has something for everyone with documentaries from Australia and around the world. Try it out today!

To access these fantastic resources and many more, visit the Online Resources page on our website, http://www.teatreegully.sa.gov.au/onlineresources.
Select your resource, login with your library barcode and PIN, select Tea Tree Gully Library and enjoy!

We are always happy to show you our full range of resources, so please ask us about them next time you’re in the Library.

Feel the love at our author panel with SA Romance Writers

DSC_0347Do you enjoy sitting curled up in your chair on a Winter’s evening keeping warm and reading a good romance novel?

Well, what about 5 living, talking novels (or novelists to be exact)?

Come along and listen to our author panel on Monday 7 July from 6.30 – 7.30pm in the Relaxed Reading Area at the Library. It will the first day of the Library’s ‘Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill me!’ themed Reader’s Festival. Yes, you can relax in your chair in the warmth and also have something nice to eat.

The Panel will be feature authors Carla Caruso, Eleni Konstantine, Maggie Mundy, Heather Taylor Johnson and special guest MC Bronwyn Stuart as they talk about writing across the genre with a South Aussie flavour.

What makes these writers a bit different is that they all write romance with a twist, that is, in different settings, styles and theme. So you might be somebody who loves reading supernatural, horror or historical themed books but also enjoys a little romance as part of the story.

You can book online or contact us by telephone on 8397 7333.

Off the Shelf Review 2013

WordPress kindly prepared a 2013 annual report for our blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Christmas New Year Opening Hours


We will be closed over the Christmas New Year period on the following dates.

Tuesday 24 December open 9am to 12 noon.
On Christmas Eve  we have a special opening time of 9am so you can grab some last minute reading before the break!

25 December until 1 January inclusive –  Library will be closed.
The chutes on the Eastern wall next to the car park will be open if you need to return anything.
We reopen on Thursday 2 January at 10am.

We wish all our library patrons a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!

Love creative writing and visual art?

Then come along to the workshop, The journey – creating an artist’s journal or book,  facilitated by Anne Bartlett (author and educator) and John Whitney (visual artist and educator) at Gallery 1855 , 2 Haines Road, Tea Tree Gully.
Using an existing artist’s journal, your own objects and studio materials at hand, you will collect, crop and juxtapose interesting and inspiring words and images to create your own collage and paperworks that illustrate your experienced or imagined journeys.
Afterwards transform your creative works into your own artist’s journal, book or scroll.

For further information and booking details go to What’s on at the studio .

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday Closure

Queen ElizabethThe Library will be closed on Monday 10 June for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday. We’re open again at 10am on Tuesday 11 June.
If you want to return any items before then, the outside return chutes on the eastern wall adjacent to the carpark will be open.

Our computers are back!


Thanks for your patience during our offline period.
We’re yet to solve all our PC issues but at this stage you can come in and use most of the PCs to access the Internet and all other applications, and print your documents.
Access to scanners and the Local History computer will resume as soon as possible, as will the ability to make future bookings.
We’ll let you know as soon as possible when our computers and booking system are back in full operation.