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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.