Resilient Clarence library collection

The ‘Resilient Clarence’ is a collection of resources designed to support children and adults to recover from and prepare for bushfires, floods and other natural hazards. The permanent collection includes physical and digital resources for adults and children covering a range of recovery, resilience and disaster preparedness topics.

Each of our Clarence Valley libraries holds a permanent collection of resources which Clarence communities can access to support their recovery and resilience building efforts now and into the future.

Download the pamphlet(PDF, 958KB) to find out which titles are available.


The Clarence Valley Libraries in Maclean, Grafton and Iluka will stock this collection.
The Mobile Library team can bring the collection to the more remote communities.

On top of that, the halls or community centres (or another neighbourhood hub if neither is present) in the following communities will be offered 5 titles each from this collection, to lend out to those community members who are interested:
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Digital Collection

On top of the Resilient Clarence hard copy book collection, the Clarence Regional Library also holds eAudio and eBook copies of:

  • Any Ordinary day by Leigh Sales
  • The Power of Suffering by David Roland

    If there is a demand, the team can also purchase eBook copies of:

  • Beyond climate Grief by Jonica Newby
  • Fire Country by Victor Steffenson
  • Essential Bushfire Safety Tips by Joan Webster   

How to access these titles:

Get on the Library's Borrowbox platform.

Download the app for your PC

Or, if you use a smartphone or tablet, go to the Google Play Store (Android) or App Store (Apple) to download the Borrowbox app to your device. Using your email address and library card number, set up a new account.

Please note that, unfortunately, none of the children’s titles are available digitally.

More information and support

Other useful online resources:

The effects of a bushfire can be felt long after the embers have burnt out. Talking about Resilience can bring back memories. Be kind to yourself, check in on each other, and reach out if you need help. The following are free services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
  • MensLine Australia: 1300 78 9978
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
  • NSW Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511
  • Suicide call back service: 1300 659 467
  • Standby (support after suicide): 0417 119 298
  • Northern NSW Connect to Wellbeing (a free service for people impacted by fires and droughts, no GP referral needed): 1300 160 339