Library Services

Council’s local libraries offer a wide range of services, entertaining activities, and online resources. Many items and material can also be searched for and booked online using the Library Catalogue.

COVID-19 Update

All Libraries are open - check our Library Locations and Hours page for details.

From 4 July 2020, Auburn, Wentworthville and Merrylands Libraries will also be open on Saturday (for limited hours).

Visit the Library Locations and Hours page for a full listing of opening hours for individual libraries.

For the continued safety of our community, and for the purpose of contact tracing, we are required to keep a record of visitors to the library. All visitors who enter the library must sign in with their name, address, and phone number.

The new measures in place for libraries include:

  • Public computer usage limited to 30 minutes per customer per day.
  • Public computer numbers are limited and must be reserved prior to use. Visit:
  • Staff cannot assist with the use of copiers/kiosks/PCs – these are self-service.
  • Payments can only be made with EFTPOS, NO CASH payments available.
  • Holds can be picked up at any of our libraries during opening hours.
  • The after-hours return chutes at Auburn, Granville, Guildford, Lidcombe, Regents Park and Wentworthville Libraries will remain closed until further notice.
  • Items returned will also undergo quarantining for a minimum of 72 hours.
  • Toy Library items cannot be returned and must be held at home until we resume the Toy Library Service.
  • All existing loans have been automatically renewed until 1 July 2020. Customers may then choose to renew items once more by phoning the Library during opening hours, or online via the Library Catalogue 

Book returns and memberships

You can now return your books to the Library during opening hours.

The After-Hours Chutes are currently unavailable.

Items returned will also undergo quarantining for a minimum of 72 hours. You will not be charged a late fee.

You can also continue to use Library Online services and the Library Catalogue during the closures.

Contact details

If you have enquiries or require assistance, please contact your libraries between 9:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday or read the Librarys FAQs for more information