Library Services

There are two sections in Zig Zag’s library:
• A general section for young women. Any young woman who is a client of Zig Zag can borrow the books in this part of our library. The Administration Worker can help you to become a Library member so that you are able to do this.

• A reference section for Zig Zag staff. Other human services workers and professionals can also access this section of the library but are unable to borrow books. If you are not working at Zig Zag you can come and look at our reference material and, for a small fee, photocopy the information that you want.


Hours of operation

• Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.00am - 5.00pm
• Tuesdays 12.30pm - 5.00pm


The Collection

The Library has a collection of approximately 1,486 catalogued titles and several uncatalogued titles. The collection includes:

• text books
• fiction books
• self-help manuals
• journals and newsletters
• annual reports
• legislation
• resource kits
• audio visual – cds, video cassettes, audio cassettes, and such like.


What topics are available?

You will find books on:

Self help
Physical Health
Mental and Emotional Health
Sex Roles
Emotional Abuse
Child Abuse
Domestic and Family Violence
Bullying and harassment
Child Sexual Assault
Sexual Violence
Violence Against Women
Rape and Sexual Assault
+ Many More Related Topics…

The Internet!
Zig Zag provides an internet access computer for young women to research any topic they wish. The internet for young women is located downstairs in meeting room.

Ask our staff to set you up, log you on, and then start surfing.


Loans, Renewals & Reservations

3 items for 2 weeks, except for “reference” or “not for loan” items.

possible as long as item is not reserved. Phone or talk to a staff member to renew your books.

Reservations can be made at any time either in person, or by telephone, fax, or email.



Items on loan are to be returned through the book return shute, which is located at the front reception. The book returns shute clearly states, “please return borrowed items here.”

Please do not leave items on the reception counter or anywhere else in the Library, because if someone else picks it up and walks away with it, you, the borrower will still be responsible for the particular item, as it will still be checked out in your name. The first thing that the Library staff do when they clear the book return shute, is to delete your name or membership number (as the borrower) from it.

If you have any problems with particular aspects of the Library service please see a staff member.