For the latest Woollahra Libraries news, browse the list below.
Published: 1 April 2021
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.
Published: 1 March 2021
From Monday 1 March 2021, Woollahra Libraries will reintroduce a range of Library programs and services.
Published: 15 February 2021
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.
Published: 9 February 2021
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.
Published: 5 February 2021
Consistent with advice from NSW Health, Library visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask for the duration of their visit.
Published: 27 January 2021
Under the guidance of NSW Health, as of Wednesday 27 January returned Library items no longer require 24 hour quarantine.
Published: 14 January 2021
From Monday 11 January 2021, all customers will need to ‘check in’ to Woollahra Libraries using the Service NSW app.
Published: 16 November 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: 9 June 2020
Computer bookings available from 15 June.
Published: 21 May 2020
The Library 6 Monthly Report for the period 1 July to 31 December 2019 is now available
Published: 21 May 2020
What does it mean to participate in the Woollahra Libraries volunteer program?
Published: 10 December 2019
Paddington Library is set to open each Sunday on a permanent basis following community support for expanded weekend hours.
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.
Published: 21 June 2018
Save money, save space and save the environment by being part of one of the original sharing economies!
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.
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.