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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.

Introduction of limited casual seating and return of newspapers

Published: 15 February 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.

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.

Face Masks Strongly Encouraged

Published: 5 February 2021

Masks strongly encouraged

Consistent with advice from NSW Health, Library visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask for the duration of their visit.

End of 24 hour quarantine for returned Library items

Published: 27 January 2021

End of quarantine

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

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.

Browse and Borrow and Bookable Study Spots

Published: 6 October 2020

From 7 October 2020, Woollahra Libraries commenced the next phase of reopening with a limited Browse and Borrow service across all three locations at Double Bay, Paddington and Watsons Bay.

Bookable study spots are available at Woollahra Library at Double Bay and Paddington. Bookable computers are available at all three libraries.

Please bring your library card, or join on arrival to come into our libraries to browse the collection and borrow items at the self-checkout kiosks. To sign up for membership you will need to bring ID with proof of address; this is part of our contact tracing procedure.

While no appointment time is required, continued social distancing requires a maximum number of people allowed in the library at any one time so there may be queuing. Following the health guidelines, capacities at each library are 140 people at Double Bay, 50 people at Paddington and 10 at Watsons Bay.

For the safety of the community, we encourage customers to leave the Library once they have finished browsing and borrowing. The only seating provided is for booked computer use and booked study space.

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.

Woollahra Libraries Open for Select and Collect and Computer Booking Service

Published: 29 June 2020

We are pleased to inform you that you are once again able to borrow books, DVDs, magazines, music and audiobooks from our libraries with a free booked service called Select and Collect at Double Bay, Paddington and Watsons Bay. This service will run up to and including Sunday 12 July. A number of public access computers are also now available for bookings, details can be found below. All services are by appointment.

Woollahra Libraries Computer Bookings Available

Published: 9 June 2020

Computer bookings available from 15 June.

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.