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Consistent with advice from NSW Health, Library visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask for the duration of their visit. Limited casual seating is now available, as well as hard copy newspapers.

Don’t forget…

  • Do not come to the Library if you are feeling unwell. Stay home and get tested.
  • Please maintain social distancing and good hand hygiene.
  • Drinks may be brought into the Library, but no food is permitted.
  • Please treat our staff with courtesy and respect.
  • Bring your library card, or join on arrival (with proof of address), to browse the collection and borrow items at the self-checkout kiosks, and to book computers and study spots.
  • All visitors need to 'check in' to Woollahra Libraries using the Service NSW app. For those who do not have a suitable device with them, Library staff will manually record names and contact numbers.
  • Bookable study spots are available at Woollahra Library at Double Bay in specified time slots for up to 3 hours per person per day.
  • Computer bookings are available but not required. Walk-ups and guest tickets are available.
  • Printers, photocopiers and scanners are available at all our libraries. You can also print from your device.
  • Limited PC and printing assistance can be provided, to ensure safe social distancing.
  • Physical social distancing measures will remain in place.
  • All in-person events and programs are being held online. Recordings of past online events and children’s programs are available online.

Woollahra Libraries continues to ensure:

  • Hand sanitiser is available for customers upon entry and at key locations around each Library.
  • Bathrooms are well stocked with hand soap.
  • All hard surfaces are regularly cleaned throughout the day.
  • Study desks and computers are cleaned between bookings.

Our libraries aren't just places of books; they're spaces where you can connect to others in your community, learn new things, develop ideas and feel inspired.

Find

Books, CDs, DVDs, ebooks and more by searching the library catalogue, databases or our Local History Digital Archive.

Borrow

Find out what items can be borrowed and for how long.

Renew

Not ready to return your items? Renew online.

Join

Membership is free and you can join online.

Fees

View our fees or pay online and top up your library card.

Please bring your library card with you when you visit the library.

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