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Monday: 9am-8pm
Tuesday: 9am-8pm
Wednesday: 9am-8pm
Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm
Closed on public holidays

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Phone
02 9391 7100

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library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

Address

Woollahra Library
Level 1, 451 New South Head Road
Double Bay NSW 2028

Hours

Monday: 9:30am-6pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-6pm
Wednesday: 12pm-8pm
Thursday: 9:30am-6pm
Friday: 9:30am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm* 
Closed on public holidays

*Please note Paddington Library will be opening on Sundays on a trial basis commencing 20 January 2019.

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Phone
02 9391 7988

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Address

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

Hours

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

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Phone
02 9391 7999

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library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

Address

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

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Join us as we explore our Local History and bring it to life through workshops, special events and exhibitions.

Our Local History Workshops are typically held at Double Bay Library on the first Thursday of each month, 10:30am-12:00pm.

  • Mapping the History of Watsons Bay and Vaucluse

    Join Local History staff as they trace the development of Watsons Bay and Vaucluse using historic maps from the local history collections.

    Wednesday 20 February 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm ()

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

  • Discovering Council Minutes

    Join Woollahra Libraries Local History staff to explore the contents of Council Minutes. Online minutes from 2004-present, microfilm minutes onsite, and an introduction to searching on the Council Document Archives. Find out what your local government has discussed and decided since 1860!

    Saturday 9 March 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Discovering Council Minutes

    Join Woollahra Libraries Local History staff to explore the contents of Council Minutes. Online minutes from 2004-present, microfilm minutes onsite, and an introduction to searching on the Council Document Archives. Find out what your local government has discussed and decided since 1860!

    Wednesday 20 March 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Family History Online: searching your past via the internet

    Danielle Lautrec, Education Officer with the Society of Australian Genealogists, guides us through a hands-on computer workshop on researching our family origins through the free online resources at FamilySearch.

    Wednesday 3 April 2019, 10:30am-12:30pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Local History Session - Searching TROVE online newspapers

    Explore the power of the National Library of Australia’s TROVE. Learn how to narrow keyword searches and explore how and why to modify text. Begin your journey of virtually flipping through historic newspapers!

    Saturday 13 April 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Local History Session - Searching TROVE online newspapers

    Explore the power of the National Library of Australia’s TROVE. Learn how to narrow keyword searches and explore how and why to modify text. Begin your journey of virtually flipping through historic newspapers!

    Wednesday 17 April 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Making connections in Double Bay

    A guided walk through the streets of Double Bay connecting the people of today to places of the past. Arrive in appropriate clothing (walk will proceed in most weather) and with headphones at 1:45 near top of the escalator of the Double Bay Library. Part of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival.

    Wednesday 1 May 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Connecting with place and past: historic Double Bay through its images

    Join Local History staff to explore the powerful connections to the past forged by photography. Our focus will be the suburb of Double Bay. This talk is part of the National Trust Festival, 2019

    Thursday 2 May 2019, 10:30am-12:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Making connections in Double Bay

    A guided walk through the streets of Double Bay connecting the people of today to places of the past. Arrive in appropriate clothing (walk will proceed in most weather) and with headphones at 1:45 near top of the escalator of the Double Bay Library. Part of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival.

    Saturday 4 May 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Local History Session: Woollahra Libraries Digital Archvies

    Explore our local history collection with a few short clicks - anytime, anywhere. Learn search techniques to find local photographs, development applications, and monuments currently online. Join us for a preview of what is yet to come. Part of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival.

    Wednesday 8 May 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Local History Session: Woollahra Libraries Digital Archvies

    Explore our local history collection with a few short clicks - anytime, anywhere. Learn search techniques to find local photographs, development applications, and monuments currently online. Join us for a preview of what is yet to come. Part of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival.

    Saturday 11 May 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Local History Session – Navigating our maps

    Orientate yourself to our municipal maps, organised by suburbs, including block and subdivision plans. Bring an address to explore.

    Saturday 8 June 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Local History Session – Navigating our maps

    Orientate yourself to our municipal maps, organised by suburbs, including block and subdivision plans. Bring an address to explore.

    Wednesday 19 June 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay