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Consistent with advice from NSW Health, it is a requirement for library visitors to wear a face mask for the duration of their visit.

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.
  • There is no casual seating available at any of the libraries. Food and drinks (other than bottle water) cannot be consumed in the libraries.
  • 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 for 45 minutes, 2 hours or 3 hours at Double Bay, Paddington and Watsons Bay.
  • 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.
  • Returned items will remain on your card for 24 hours while they are quarantined.
  • 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.


Watsons Bay Library
The Tea Gardens
8 Marine Parade
Watsons Bay NSW 2030


Monday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Closed on public holidays


02 9391 7999


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After Hours Returns Chute

Please note that you can return your items in our After Hours Returns Chute when Watsons Bay Library is closed. The chute is located to the left of the entrance doors and is silver in colour.

Getting here

By public transport

Watsons Bay Library is accessible by the following Sydney Bus routes: 324, 325, 380. Plan your trip at Transport NSW.

By car

Limited, free street parking is available on surrounding streets.

Wheelchair and pram access

Watsons Bay Library is wheelchair and pram-friendly, with level ramp access at the entrance, access to a disabled toilet and baby change table.