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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.

Not ready to return your items? You can renew your borrowed items on two separate occasions, for three weeks at a time. Make sure you renew before the due date, otherwise overdue fines may apply.

Renew online

  1. Log into member services
  2. Tick the boxes next to the items you want to renew
  3. Press the 'Submit' button
  4. The updated due date will then be displayed next to each item

Other options

Call us on 9391 7100 or visit us in person. Renewals can be made via our self-check machines or a library staff member can assist.

Fines for overdue items - per day (GST exempt)
Seniors/Pensioners and Children$0.30
Maximum charge per item$11.50
Fast Reads service$1.00
Fast Reads maximum charge per item$20.00