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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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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
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Phone
02 9391 7999

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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.

  • 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

  • Paddington Writers & Readers  Paddington a history

    In 2017, journalist Stan Grant announced that author Paul Irish had “breathed new life into people written out of history.” Join us to hear Paul discuss his latest work, ‘Aboriginal Paddington’, Chapter 1 of the new Paddington: a history.

    Tuesday 2 July 2019, 10:30am-12:00pm ()

    Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

  • Searching TROVE

    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 July 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Searching TROVE

    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 July 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Discover Your Local History: Autosomal DNA for family history

    In National Family History Month, Danielle Lautrec, Society of Australian Genealogists provides an introduction to the uses of autosomal DNA testing in genealogical research – discussing testing, analysing results, recording and managing the information.

    Thursday 1 August 2019, 10:30am-12:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Maps & Mansions: A history of 10 estates in Woollahra

    Back by popular demand as part of History Week 2019, a visual exploration of the history of ten mansions in Woollahra and how land on these estates was released for subdivision, using photographs and subdivision maps from our collections.

    Tuesday 3 September 2019, 6:00pm-7:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Local History Walk: Memory & Landscape of Darling Point

    Explore memories and landscape changes from the elevated position of Darling Point including local personalities, estates and vistas.

    Wednesday 4 September 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm ()

    Canonbury Cottage, McKell Park, 159 Darling Point Road, Darling Point

  • Local History Walk: Memory & Landscape of Darling Point

    Explore memories and landscape changes from the elevated position of Darling Point including local personalities, estates and vistas.

    Saturday 7 September 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm ()

    Canonbury Cottage, McKell Park, 159 Darling Point Road, Darling Point