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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

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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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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.

  • 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 1:45pm 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

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

    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.

    Thursday 6 June 2019, 10:30am-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

  • 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