The adult fiction collection provides an expansive collection that includes standard contemporary works and selected classic novels to accommodate a wide range of reading interests, levels and tastes. This means the collection includes bestsellers, classics, genre fiction eg mystery, western, science fiction, fantasy and romance, with a fair representation within each genre.
Effort is made to collect winners of prizes and those on shortlists for awards eg Booker Prize and Miles Franklin Award. Adult fiction is arranged on the shelves alphabetically by the author's surname.
Non fiction books are selected for their current popular value, their level of use, their likely use, or by their important subject approach. The library aims to provide the community with as wide a range of information as possible. The collection provides a supporting role for formal education but it is not library policy to provide specific text books required for a particular course of study.