Woollahra Libraries Open for Select and Collect and Computer Booking Service

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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.

How does it work?

As a member of Woollahra Libraries, you may choose up to 10 items you wish to borrow from the catalogue and place a free reserve. These items will be loaned to your Library card for the standard 3-week loan period. Our staff will gather the books and call you to organise a suitable time for pick up. Please do not visit our Libraries without a confirmed appointment. When staff arrange your pick-up please notify them of any special requirements, and they will endeavour to accommodate you. You will be asked to arrive within an allocated 30 minute appointed time slot with your name and contact details recorded. Once your details have been checked you will be able to collect your items that will be packed and waiting for you on a table.

Looking for something to read? Let us know what kind of books you (or your child) enjoy and our librarians will select up to 10 items for you, through our Book Connect service. Just fill out this form and our staff will then contact you to organise a time to collect your books.

Please bring your Library card to pick up your items.

Wherever possible please come on your own and maintain the recommended physical distancing at all times. Please refrain from attending if you are unwell.

Please see FAQ's for additional information that may be of help.

Returning books

Please return your books to the return chutes at Paddington Library, Woollahra Library at Double Bay, Rose Bay car park and Watsons Bay Library. Books that are returned will be quarantined in boxes for three days, during which time they will not be available for borrowing.

Computer bookings

We are pleased to inform you that as of 15 June a number of public access computers will be available for bookings.

Bookings for these can be made for 45 minute periods in all Woollahra Libraries. Please book here in advance, and once again we ask you not to visit any of our libraries without a prior appointment.

Please note staff will be unable to assist with printing. Computers will be cleaned between bookings.

Operating hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm all Libraries

Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm Woollahra Library at Double Bay and Paddington Library

For Enquiries

Woollahra Library at Double Bay:

Phone: (02) 9391 7100
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Paddington Library:

Phone: (02) 9391 7988
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Watsons Bay Library:

Phone: (02) 9391 7999
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

If you’d like to become a member of Woollahra Libraries you can do so here.

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