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Library Annual Report 2021-2022

Published: 14 September 2022

On Monday 5 September 2022, the Finance, Community and Service’s Committee met and adopted the 2021-2022 Library Annual Report.

Draft Library Strategic Plan 2021-2026

Published: 20 July 2022

Please note: The Woollahra Libraries Strategic Plan was adopted by Woollahra Municipal Council in July 2021 after its public exhibition. View the finalised 2021-2026 Strategic Plan.

Library Draft Strategic Plan

The Draft Library Strategic Plan for 2021-2026 is now on public exhibition until Friday 25 June 2021, providing a further opportunity for community feedback before being submitted to Council for adoption.

Face masks no longer compulsory in Woollahra Libraries

Published: 25 February 2022

Consistent with NSW Health advice, it is no longer compulsory for Library visitors to wear a face mask for the duration of their visit.

Masks are encouraged for indoor settings where you cannot maintain a safe distance from others and for customer-facing retail staff to protect vulnerable people who must access these premises and services.

Woollahra Libraries reopens to the public on Monday 18 October

Published: 9 November 2021

Alice and Brigid

Woollahra Libraries reopens to the public on Monday 18 October 2021.

Extended hours at Woollahra Library at Double Bay

Published: 25 October 2021

Extended hours 500 x 375

Need a little extra time to study? Woollahra Library at Double Bay is extending our hours over peak study periods.

Introduction of limited casual seating and return of newspapers

Published: 14 September 2021

Casual seating

From 15 February 2021, Woollahra Libraries will commence the next phase of reopening by adding limited casual seating to the existing Browse & Borrow service across all three locations at Double Bay, Paddington and Watsons Bay.

End of 24 hour quarantine for returned Library items

Published: 14 September 2021

End of quarantine

Under the guidance of NSW Health, as of Wednesday 27 January returned Library items no longer require 24 hour quarantine.

NAIDOC Week Art Activation

Published: 5 July 2021

Stair Art

To celebrate NAIDOC Week, an art activation is currently being featured on the stairs throughout July in Woollahra Library at Double Bay.

Woollahra Library at Double Bay Turns 5!

Published: 24 May 2021

5th Birthday

This week marks Woollahra Library at Double Bay's 5th Birthday!

Library Strategic Plan Competition Winner

Published: 6 May 2021

Mayor iPad

This week Mayor Susan Wynne awarded John Peter Fisher with a brand new iPad.

Additional casual seating and return of JP service

Published: 1 April 2021

Study Booths on L3

As of Tuesday 6 April, more casual seating will be available at Woollahra Library at Double Bay. The free Justice of the Peace service has now resumed at Woollahra Libraries.

Recommencement of Community Programs and Venue Hire

Published: 1 March 2021

Event Spaces news

From Monday 1 March 2021, Woollahra Libraries will reintroduce a range of Library programs and services.

Library Strategic Plan Survey

Published: 9 February 2021

Library Strategic Plan Survey

Council is developing a new five year Library Strategic Plan for 2021-2026 to shape the future direction, services and programs of Woollahra Libraries and we would like your input.

COVID Safe Check In

Published: 14 January 2021

COVID Safe check in

From Monday 11 January 2021, all customers will need to ‘check in’ to Woollahra Libraries using the Service NSW app.

Woollahra Libraries Mobile App

Published: 16 November 2020

Solus app promo

The new Woollahra Libraries mobile app is available for your smartphone or tablet. The main purpose of the app is to make our library services easily accessible anywhere on a mobile device.

Library Annual Report 2019-2020

Published: 18 September 2020

On Monday 14 September 2020, the Finance, Community and Service’s Committee met and adopted the 2019-2020 Library Annual Report.

Library 6 Monthly Report

Published: 21 May 2020

The Library 6 Monthly Report for the period 1 July to 31 December 2019 is now available

Celebrating Volunteer Week

Published: 21 May 2020

What does it mean to participate in the Woollahra Libraries volunteer program?

Paddington Library to open permanently on Sundays

Published: 10 December 2019

Paddington Library is set to open each Sunday on a permanent basis following community support for expanded weekend hours.

Street Libraries in Woollahra

Published: 5 July 2019

Take a book, give a book and share a book at the Rose Bay Cottage and Cooper Park Community Hall Street Libraries.

Join the library for FREE

Published: 21 June 2018

Save money, save space and save the environment by being part of one of the original sharing economies!

National Volunteer Week: Meet Eric Yuchi

Published: 21 May 2018

Woollahra Libraries Systems Support Officer, Eric Yuchi, reveals volunteering is not only a great way to give back to the community and meet new people, but can lead to great career opportunities.

You told us your thoughts - here's what we did...

Published: 7 May 2018

In our last annual satisfaction survey conducted in September 2017, many (over 1000) of you took the time to give us some valuable feedback. Our Library Manager, Vicki Munro, read every single comment (which took quite a while!) and the information was passed on to relevant staff for review and implementation during 2018.