For the latest Woollahra Libraries news, browse the list below.
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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.
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
Woollahra Libraries reopens to the public on Monday 18 October 2021.
Extended hours at Woollahra Library at Double Bay
Published: 25 October 2021
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
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
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
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
This week marks Woollahra Library at Double Bay's 5th Birthday!
Library Strategic Plan Competition Winner
Published: 6 May 2021
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
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
From Monday 1 March 2021, Woollahra Libraries will reintroduce a range of Library programs and services.
Library Strategic Plan Survey
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.
COVID Safe Check In
Published: 14 January 2021
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
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.