Library and Knowledge Centres

Library and Knowledge Centres
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Find out everything you need to know about our libraries and knowledge centres, and other learning facilities across the city. Library & Knowledge Centres Find out everything you need to know about our libraries and knowledge centres, and other learning facilities across the city.  

COVID-19 Service updates - as of Monday 5 October 2020

Saturday opening is back at Bankstown, Campsie, Chester Hill, Lakemba, Panania and Riverwood libraries.

We are constantly reviewing the re-opening of full library services at all nine branches. For your safety, all returned books are quarantined for at least 24 hours before they are shelved or loaned out again. If you prefer, you can also still take advantage of our Click and Collect service--see below for more details.

Opening hours for all branches

You can browse our collections, sit in our study rooms, take advantage of free WiFi and use our computers across all nine branches. You do need to book computers in advance--please see the information below. We are a COVID-safe workplace, so social distancing and hygiene measures still apply and  the number of people allowed at each branch and in each quiet room depends on the size of the library. ​​ There is still no access to physical newspapers.

 Bankstown and Campsie Libraries​

  • Mon - Thurs - 9.30am-8pm. 
  • Fri​ - 9.30am-5pm. ​
  • Sat - 10am to 4pm

Earlwood Library

  •  ​​Mon 9.30-8pm.
  • Tues-Fri​ - 9:30am-5pm.

Greenacre Library​

  • ​​Mon-Fri​ - 9:30am-5pm.

Chester Hill,  Lakemba, Panania and Riverwood Libraries

  • Mon & Thurs - 9:30am-8pm.
  • Tues, Wed & Fri​ - 9.30am-5​pm.
  • Sat - 10am to 1pm

Padstow Library

  • Mon & Thurs - 9:30am-8pm.
  • Tues, Wed & Fri​ - 9.30am-5​pm.

All branches closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Library eResources 

Resources available through the eLibrary continue to operate as normal and are available 24/7. Access a  range of online services here.​

Click and Collect​​

Our Click and Collect service lets you reserve your favourite resources, including books, magazines and DVDs, over the phone or online, before arranging a time for pickup.

It's easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Visit our online library catalogue or call 9789 9423  to reserve items;
  2. We'll contact you  (via text, email or phone call) to let you know your items are ready to pickup;
  3. All that's left to do is collect your items!​ 

Please bring your ID with your photo and current address in case your card has expired recently; w​e can renew it for you when we view your ID. 

HSC Study Sessions​

Bankstown Library
HSC study spaces are now available Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs nights, 4-8pm, until 9 Nov.
Lakemba Library
Sessions will be available on Tuesday 13, 20 and 27 October, 4-8pm. 

​​Students can also take advantage of the general study areas available in each library. Check the hours above for late night sessions.​

Using computers and printers

Computing and printing facilities will be available at all nine branches with a time limit of up to 2 hours per session. Please contact your local library for availability and book before attending to avoid disappointment.

For more information, call your local branch.

24/7 return chutes

The 24-hour return chutes remain active at Bankstown, Campsie, Chester Hill, Lakemba and Riverwood libraries. ​Otherwise returns can be processed manually at all branches. Returns are quarantined for 24 hours before processing.

Library COVIDSafe Plan​

This plan outlines what we are doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with the health and safety of staff and customers in mind, as well as what you can do to assist us. You can see the plan here »​​

Contact us

For general queries and feedback, please contact via email at libraries@cbcity.nsw.gov.au or phone 9789 9423 and follow the prompts. Click on "Locations and Memberships" below to find your local branch contact details.