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Temporary closure of Woollahra Libraries

Woollahra Library at Double Bay, Paddington Library and Watsons Bay Library are temporarily closed to help protect our community from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

All books currently on loan will be extended until 1 May. We will not be charging any late fees during this time. We encourage you to stay home.

All our events are currently suspended. If you have registered to attend an event you will receive notification via an email or phone call. Any purchased tickets will be refunded.

We know our libraries are a much loved part of our community, and we want you to know there are a number of ways you can stay connected to our libraries during this time of physical distancing.

Use your library membership and enjoy our free online resources. You can download or stream a great range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eFilms, eMusic and eMagazines by logging in with your member number and password.

Our friendly staff are available to answer any of your queries between 9am and 5pm weekdays. Call 9391 7100 or email

For updates on Woollahra Council's response to COVID-19 and changes to our services, please see what we are doing to support the community and businesses.

What you can borrow

Library items may be borrowed for the following periods of time.

MaterialMaximum itemsLoan period
Books303 weeks with 2 renewals
Magazines103 weeks with 2 renewals
Audio103 weeks with 2 renewals
DVDs103 weeks with 2 renewals
Fast Reads (per item type)51 week with no renewals
eResources Loan periods vary

You'll need to bring your library card with you to borrow.


Not ready to return your items? Simply renew your loans to avoid any late fees.

Can't find what you're looking for?

If the item you want is already loaned by someone else... make a reservation.
If you can't find what you want in our catalogue... request an item.