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Yalbilinya Ngurang: Port Macquarie



Name: Jess Lewis 


Campus: Port Macquarie

Visiting Ngarralbaa on Mondays 2-3pm and Thursdays 10-11am during session. 


Hi, I'm Jess and I'm one of the librarians at Charles Sturt Port Macquarie campus on Birpai country. 

I grew up in Armidale in the Northern Tablelands of NSW and completed my studies there, before moving to Canberra to work in the public service. I love Australia's regional areas and will always call them home, so it wasn't long before I wanted to leave the city behind and moved to Port Macquarie. A change of pace also meant a change of careers, and I shifted into teaching high school English. 

When the opportunity arose to become a Librarian, I was excited to take the chance and learn a different skill set. I'm grateful to remain a part of the educational sphere and think that education and learning are some of the greatest opportunities in life! As a Librarian, I feel privileged to be part of students' education journeys and hopefully make the journey a little easier, whether by helping to locate resources or simply having a chat about your studies. 

Please drop in and say hello or send me an email - I'm here to help! I would love to see you at the Library, or when I visit Ngarralbaa. 


Port Macquarie

Charles Sturt’s newest Campus is a few kilometres from the town centre of Port Macquarie, a growing cultural and educational centre on the Mid North Coast of NSW and famous for its beautiful beaches.

The three-level Campus includes a Student Learning Commons and Library which is accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week. Computer and printing facilities, group study rooms, quiet nooks, a parenting room and a student kitchen are all available here, as well as the library collection.  Adjacent to the Learning Commons is the Indigenous Student Centre, Ngarralbaa, meaning place of learning and knowledge.

A range of courses are taught at the Port Macquarie Campus, including Accounting, Criminal Justice, Paramedics, Nursing, Applied Science, Education, Medical Radiation Science, Psychology and Social Work. Our Library caters for everyone, including a number of students studying by Distance Education. Please come and see us if you need assistance with any information gathering for your studies.

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.Acknowledgement of Country

Charles Sturt University is an Australian University, TEQSA Provider Identification: PRV12018. CRICOS Provider: 00005F.