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Woollahra Library at Double Bay, Paddington Library and Watsons Bay Library will be operating a free Select and Collect service from 1 June, with computer bookings available from 15 June.
Full details can be found here.

Please do not visit Woollahra Libraries unless you have been contacted with an appointment as part of the Select and Collect Service or computer booking.

We have chosen to take a phased approach to opening, allowing customers to borrow safely from the library. Additional services will be offered when it is deemed safe to do so.

All books currently on loan will be extended until 12 July. We will not be charging any late fees if they are returned by this date.

We will continue to host a series of online events.

You can continue to stay connected to our libraries during this time of physical distancing and enjoy our free online resources with your library membership. 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 library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

For updates on Woollahra Council's response to COVID-19, please see Changes to our services. We want you to know you are not in this alone and we encourage you to reach out and seek the help you or the people you care about need. We have put together a list of phone numbers and resources we hope will support you.

Address

Paddington Library
Paddington Town Hall
247 Oxford Street,
Paddington NSW 2021

Hours

Monday: 10:30am-6pm
Tuesday: 10:30am-6pm
Wednesday: 12pm-8pm
Thursday: 10:30am-6pm
Friday: 10:30am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm
Closed on public holidays

Paddington Library will be open weekdays 9:30am – 10:15am (excluding Wednesday) to support those who are vulnerable in the community. This time is exclusively for people aged 70 and over, people with a disability, limited mobility, chronic illnesses or suppressed immunity.

Contact

Phone
02 9391 7988

Email
library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

Have a question or suggestion? Ask the library

After Hours Return Chute

Please note that you can return your items in our After Hours Returns Chute when Paddington Library is closed. The chute is located near the glass door entrance.

Member Services

Customers of Paddington Library can now add funds to their library account, manage computer bookings and print from any location online using a system called 'Monitor'. Please note, Monitor is currently only available at Paddington Library and Woollahra Library at Double Bay.

Reload your account

Library members can now easily login* and pay for library services such as printing and fines by transferring funds to their account by Mastercard or Visa. Alternatively, you can visit the in-library kiosk to use coins, cash or bank cards.

Book a computer

Login with your Library membership details* to reserve a computer at Paddington or Woollahra Library at Double Bay.

Print from your computer or device

Library members can now send documents to be printed at Paddington Library or Woollahra Library at Double Bay from any location using an internet-enabled device such as a laptop, smartphone, iPad or tablet. Simply login*, follow the prompts, then when you arrive at the library you will have the option to set printing options such as two-sided and number of copies before printing.

*Please note, your default password is your date of birth ddmmyy.

Getting here

By public transport

Paddington Library is accessible by the following Sydney Bus routes: 333, 380, 352. Plan your trip at Transport NSW.

By car

Limited, free street parking is available on surrounding streets.

Wheelchair and pram access

Paddington Library is wheelchair and pram-friendly, with ramp access at the entrance and a disabled toilet.